Join a successful group
helping Swifts near you
below and see if there is a Swift group near you; they
can help you in setting up a Swift colony or persuading
your local government, church or school, or housing
estate, to help Swifts, as well as in studying Swifts,
and you can help them too!
of these groups have been running for years, and
have an amazingly successful track record; others have
just started up. All have access to the latest information.
Regardless of region, they should be happy to give you
advice and contacts.
on any green Swift logo or the name of the Group to make contact
Swifts have been studied since at least Pliny's
times; here is Ferdinand Frisch's 18th Century etching of a
Swift & a House Martin.
Some Swift Groups can help you help House Martins too! Further
below: two young Swifts in a DIY nestbox
"Vorstellung der Vögel Deutschlandes und beylaüfig auch einiger Fremden"
1763 : Copyright
© Ulrich Tigges
Groups by Name, Town, County and Country
Three ways to house Swifts: clear straightforward designs
for Swifts for use by roofers and builders;
they can help you too with designs for your Swift project Copyright
© Dick Newell
Designed for the site; Swift nest boxes
for individual sites designed by (left) Mike Osborne
& (centre & right) Dick Newell
here shown with a box at Worlington Church Copyright
© Mike Osborne & Dick Newell
Setting up a new Swift Group
If you would like your Swift
group listed on our web site, let us know via this
e-mail link new-swift-group-contact
and we will be in touch with you!
nest box system designed by Swift Conservation for the
Fulbourne Village Project, Cambs, twin nestboxes made
from an old Claret crate, and twin Swift nest places
created inside a restored gutter box by
the Brussels Swift Group Copyright
© Dick Newell, Edward Mayer and Martine Wauters
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