Now is the best time in the swift season to survey for nest sites. The ‘bangers’ (young birds exploring nest sites) are here and eggs are hatching so parents are starting to feed young so will be entering nest sites on a regular basis throughout the day.

So, if you can give some time to surveying in your town we would encourage you to share your findings on-line with either :

National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Swift Data Page which is found alphabetically under the ‘Submit Sightings’ section

OR with BirdWatch Ireland’s Swift Survey page

Recording nest sites and sharing that information with the survey sites helps with efforts to protect some of the natural sites.

You can find survey advice and a sample recording sheet byClicking Here

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