More swifts websites

Other sites that may interest you:

RSPB - Swift Conservation - The RSPB are playing an active role in helping swift conservation and here they have an excellent and very informative special feature on the subject, with details of what they want us (the public) to do to help them. 

Swift Conservation UK 

Action for Swifts UK  - The swift local network

Swifts Diary - Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The colony of swifts that nests in the Museum tower has been the subject of a research study since May 1948. Read the diary of what's happened in this and previous years. View live webcam - live between May and September.

Lewes Swift Supporters - A very active town for swifts and a very active conservation group!

High Weald Swifts - another very active 'neighbour' group. 

The Sussex Ornithological Society

The Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Sussex Wildlife Trust - Clothing Store - beautiful swift designs to celebrate the master of the summer skies.  Hoodies, jumpers, T-shirts and tops for men and women.

Feathers - everything for your garden birds; inc. quality food and feeders, binoculars, nest boxes, wildlife products ++.  A bird lovers paradise tucked away in the beautiful Rother countryside at Salehurst and run by father and son, Allan and Joe.

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Peak Boxes - Bird boxes built with thought, care and craft. Sustainably built and craftsman made in the heart of the Peak District. A wide range of designs of swift nest boxes and other bird boxes, such as owls. Encourage nesting with a sound system.


For some amazing home videos of the swifts that nest at Jane Glanville's Devon home visit her You Tube channel: Jane Glanville - YouTube

But here's a taster video!:  Young swifts looking for nest sites

'Screamer the Swift' is a wonderful story book to share with your child or class.  The link takes you to a YouTube video where the book is being read aloud whilst showing the superb illustrations of Screamer's life.  From nest to adulthood, we follow his migration to Africa and eventual return to England ... only to discover his nest is gone ....


House Martin Conservation UK and Ireland - We have been involved in helping to form this new conservation charity, covering the UK and Ireland, dedicated to the care and protection of the house martin. We aim to halt and hopefully reverse their decline in numbers. Hastings and Rother Swift Conservation Group are working with HMC to help assess properties for house martin nest cups and providing an installation service in Battle and nearby areas. We are also affiliated as regional representatives to the UK & Ireland charity House Martin Conservation UK & Ireland.

Visit the website to find out more and how you can help. Click on the image below to visit: The Home of the House Martin.

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Alison Ingram - Abstract wildlife art 


 Jonathan Pomroy - wildlife and landscape artist

Swift oil painting - Pomroy


Listen to the wonderful song 'Dark Swift and Bright Swallow' by Martin Simpson.  Click on the image to listen.

Martin Simpson