RSPB- Swift Survey

We’re working with swift groups around the UK. Your information will help our knowledge of swifts so that more nest sites can be provided and protected. Tell us where you see swifts and help us to help them.

Scope:
Swifts
Taxonomy:
Bird
Habitat:
Coastal, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Upland, Woodland
Country:
UK wide
Region:
UK wide
Organisations:
RSPB
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

https://www.rspb.org.uk/applications/swiftsurvey/ : Follow the form. We’d like to find out where swifts are seen and where they’re nesting. Look out for low-level, roof-height screaming groups of swifts (that means they’re breeding nearby) or where you’ve seen swifts nesting – perhaps entering a roof or hole in a building (if you can see the nest, it’s not a swift). The best time to look is around dusk on a warm, still evening, or early morning.

For screaming parties, June and July are the best months around dusk or early morning, as these are likely to be young birds pairing up for the first time looking for potential nest sites.

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