Tuesday 3 February 2015

Swifts Local Network

The Cambridge International Swift Conference provided a great chance for networking.  One result has been that a Swifts Local Network (SLN) has been set up. This will enable the many UK-based individuals and small groups now working on Swift conservation initiatives to share experiences and ideas more easily.

As a first step, Peta Sams has produced this map showing where members of the Network are operating.

First hit the 'full screen' icon, then click on any symbol for brief details of the activities in that location.

There is also now a SLN Yahoo group, which anyone in the UK can join by invitation, and through which users can exchange news and information, and seek help or advice. This newsgroup should sit neatly alongside the Swallows Martins and Swifts Worldwide group (known as SMS).

So if you are working on Swift conservation in the UK and would like to join the Group and register your project on the map please contact Peta Sams.

Useful links to SLN are:

Post message: swiftslocalnetwork@yahoogroups.com

Subscribe: swiftslocalnetwork-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Unsubscribe: swiftslocalnetwork-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

List Owner: swiftslocalnetwork-owner@yahoogroups.com

Chris Mason


  1. Hello all - I would like to link with local swift supporters (in York and Harrogate). I cant make the map work on this site - are there any groups/individuals near me?

    1. Hi! I live in Ilkley and would be happy to help out in my area, and beyond. Bill Thorne
      01943 816488

  2. On the map there looks to be an Action for Swifts group in FILEY. Can you tell us exactly where it is, as we would like to go to the meetings? there is an RSPB Bird centre nearby at Bempton Cliffs. If there are any meetings in Filey about how to help, can you let us know on here. Thanks
    K Parker

    1. Either click on the symbol on the map for Filey or in the list on the left side to seee contact details for Filey. If you get stuck email actionforswifts@gmail.com