Swift events diary

This page lists Swift-related events, such as lectures, Swift welcoming and farewell events, as well as display and exhibition events. If you would like an event to be listed here, then please send to actionforswifts@gmail.com or swiftslocalnetwork@gmail.com

Events in the past are listed on the Archive page.

September 2018

Saturday 1st - 10:00 - 17:00 - Hampshire Swifts will be at Test Valley Community Woodfair 2018 at Zionshill Copse Local Nature Reserve. See https://www.hampshireswifts.co.uk/hampshire-swifts-talks-and-events for more information.

Saturday 1st - 10:45am start - Swift  Presentation at the Huntly Hairst Food Festival. Venue is the Brander Library, The Square, Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Free admission.  Huntly Swift Group stall will be in the square all day, giving swift information and selling locally made swift themed gifts and raffles.

Saturday 29th - 10:00 - 16:30 - Hampshire Swifts will be at The Hospital of St Cross Michaelmas Fair, Winchester at St Cross Road, Winchester. See https://www.hampshireswifts.co.uk/hampshire-swifts-talks-and-events for more information.

Sunday 30th - 11:00 - 15:00 - Hampshire Swifts will be at Testwood Lakes Funday . See www.hiwwt.org.ukfor more information.

October 2018


Wednesday 10th - 7:30pmA Swift Recovery? A talk by Louise Bentley of Bolton and Bury Swifts to Sylne & Hest Horticultural Society, Hest Bank Memorial Hall, Hanging Green Lane, Lancaster, LA1 4XF 6JB.

Saturday 13th -  10am -3pm - Welly Walk and Nature Needs You at West Park, Macclesfield.
Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers join forces with Macclesfield Town Council to provide a day of family nature and outdoor activities. Lots of information and advice on helping your garden birds and wildlife and the Swifts Over Macclesfield project. Contact publicity@macclesfieldrspb.org.uk for more information.

Thursday 18th - 7:30pm - A Swift Recovery? A talk by Louise Bentley of Bolton and Bury Swifts to Chorley Natural History Society, St Marys Parish Centre, Devonshire Rd, Chorley, PR7 2BY


November 2018

Thursday 8th - 7:30pm-9:30pm - Fareham Group Wildlife Trust  - Swift Talk at
Wallington Village Hall, Fareham, PO16 8ST. Andy Broadhurst of Hampshire Swifts will be discussing the reasons for the drastic decline in this fabulous species and what we can all do to help its conservation.

Tuesday 13th - 7:30pm-9:30pm - Swifts of Shropshire and BeyondLearn more about the changing fortunes of this iconic summer visitor. Peta Sams of Shropshire Swift Group will be talking at RSPB South Shropshire Local Group meeting at Culmington Village Hall, Culmington, Ludlow, SY8  2DA. See http://www.rspbsouthshropshire.co.uk/

Saturday 24th - 9am -5pm - Bolton and Bury Swifts will be at North West Bird Watching Festival at WWT Martin Mere, Burscough, Lancashire

Sunday 25th - 9am -5pm - Bolton and Bury Swifts will be at North West Bird Watching Festival at WWT Martin Mere, Burscough, Lancashire

December 2018

Friday 14th - 7.30pm - 9pm - Our Disappearing Swifts - what we can do. A talk by Tanya & Edmund Hoare at Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Penrith & Ullswater Group. The meeting is at the United Reform Church Hall, Lowther St, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7UW. See https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/events 

March 2019

Tuesday 12th - Doors open at 7.15 pm for a prompt 7.45 pm startOur Disappearing Swifts - what we can do. A talk by Tanya and Edmund Hoare of Sedbergh Community Swifts. Location: United Reformed Church, Park Green, Macclesfield SK11 7NAThere is ample FREE PARKING in the surrounding area. Disabled access is available. Local RSPB Group members £1, Visitors £4.50, Under 18s Free - ALL WELCOME
Wednesday 13th - 2.15pm - Our Disappearing Swifts - what we can do. A talk by Tanya and Edmund Hoare of Sedbergh Community Swifts for for U3A Kendal Natural History Group at Castle Street Centre, Castle St, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7AD.

Wednesday 13th - 7pm - 10pm - Swift Talk - Hampshire Swifts will give a talk to Winchester Group Wildlife Trust. See https://www.hampshireswifts.co.uk/hampshire-swifts-talks-and-events for more information.

Friday 15th - 7:45pm - Our Disappearing Swifts - what we can do. A talk by Tanya and Edmund Hoare of Sedbergh Community Swifts for Hornby Countryside Society at Hornby Insitute, Main St, Hornby, Lancashire LA2 8JR

Friday 29th - 7:30pm - Our Disappearing Swifts - what we can do. A talk by Tanya and Edmund Hoare of Sedbergh Community Swifts for Mansergh Society at Mansergh Community Hall, Rigmaden School, Mansergh,, Nr Kirby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2EW
April 2019


Tuesday 2nd -
 7:30pm - Our Disappearing Swifts - what we can do. A talk by Tanya and Edmund Hoare of Sedbergh Community Swifts for Timperley Civic Society at  Timperley Club, 268 Stockport Rd, Timperley, Altrincham. Cheshire WA 15 7UT

May 2019

Monday 13th - 7:30 - 8pm - 
Swift Talk - Hampshire Swifts will give a talk to Brockenhurst WI AGM. See https://www.hampshireswifts.co.uk/hampshire-swifts-talks-and-events for more information.

6 comments:

  1. If you only do one thing this year put a swift box up,we put two up in April one ocupied in May Swiflets left third week in August made our year. Mike (Sawston cambs)

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    1. what time of year is best to put the boxes up...when they are around or in the winter?

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    2. You could put boxes up as late as June or even early July in any year and still have a chance of attracting Swifts into them. For displaced breeders, they need to be up by the first week of May, for young birds looking for a new nest site, then the 3rd week of May is OK.

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  2. You have done Well Mike - especially as you did not play attraction calls.

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  3. Some people are put off putting up boxes because they think they have to get them up very high. A normal house, under the eaves will do.

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    1. Higher the better, but most eaves are high enough

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