Fri 10th at 7:30pm - Lincs Wildlife Trust, Grantham area group. Dick Newell will give a talk All about Swifts. Barkston Village Hall, Main Road, Barkston, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2NH.
Mon 20th - Tonbridge Bird Club, Edward Mayer will give a talk on Swift Conservation (phone 01732 435880 for info)
Wed 22nd Islington Union Chapel. Edward Mayer will give a talk on Swift Conservation
Tues 8th at 7:00pm - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s South Derbyshire local group. Nick Brown from Derbyshire Swift Conservation Project will give a talk Saving our Swifts. Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG
Sat 12th and Sun 13th - North West Bird Watching Fair at Martin Mere. Louise Bentley from Bolton and Bury Swifts will have a stand at this event. See here for more information.
Tues 15th at 7:30pm - Ilkeston Bird Club. Nick Brown from Derbyshire Swift Conservation Project will give a talk Saving our Swifts.
Thu 17th at 7:30pm - Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society. Dick Newell will give a talk All about Swifts - problems and solutions. Weston Longville Hall for All, Norfolk
Wedneday 5th at 7:30pm - Trent & Lower Derwent group of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Nick Brown will give a talk Saving our Swifts at Spondon Village Hall, Sitwell Street, Spondon, DE21 7FG. See here for more information.
Thursday 13th at 2:30pm - Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. Dick Newell will give a talk All about Swifts. Visitors Centre opposite the reserve car park on the road, leading from the village. Post code PE19 6ET.
Thursday 13th at 7:30pm - Rochdale Field Naturalists. Louise Bentley from Bolton and Bury Swifts will give a talk about swifts. Cutgate Baptist Church, Edenfield Rd, Rochdale. for more information contact email@example.com
Sat 10th - Sun 11th - Heritage Open weekend at Ditherington Flax Mill SY1 2SZ Shropshire Swift Group will be there both days talking to visitors about swifts
Sat 17th - Merefest - Cremone Gardens, Ellesmere. Shropshire Swift Group will be there talking to visitors about swifts
Fri 19th - Sun 21st August Birdfair, Egleton Rutland. Swift Conservation & Action for Swifts will be showcasing Swifts, highlighting the challenges they face, including their spectacular migrations to Africa and back, and providing free information on ideas for action to help end their sad decline. Attraction call equipment, nest boxes and videos will be on display. Booklets, badges, attraction call kits and swift nest boxes will be on sale. Find out all about Swifts and join the Swifts Local Network! Talk to us about what you can do in your home, church or school to help Swifts!
Thursday 7th - Swift Walk around Shrewsbury - arranged by Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shropshire Swift Group. Meet outside The Cut Visitor Centre, Abbey Foregate, SY2 6AH at 8:30pm for a walk along the river to look for swifts and swift nest sites. Finish by 10pm but leave whenever you need to. For more information contact Peta Sams firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 13th (19:30) - Fulbourn Swift Group, Dick Newell will give a talk All about Swifts , The Swifts meeting rooms, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn, CB21 5HD. This will be followed by an escorted Swift walk around The Swifts estate.
- Wednesday 6th: Old Felixstowe Community Centre, Ferry Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9NB
- Thursday 14th: St Mary's Church, Bungay, NR35 1AX
- Wednesday 27th: The Centre, St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SN
Saturday 23rd - Chaddesden Swift Group will have a display at the Derwent Community Fair to be held at St Phillip’s Church, Taddington Road, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6JU
Tues-Thurs July 26th-28th - Hampshire Swifts representatives will be present on the Hampshire Ornithological Society stand at the New Forest Show with leaflets and swift badges for sale. Drop in and learn more about these fabulous birds.
until June 29th Oriel y Parc, St Davids, SA62 6NW - Swifts Round a Tower. This father and daughter joint exhibition has been inspired by Peter’s life-long fascination with the swift. It is a wonderful display in words and sculpture. The conservation-led exhibition also includes a short film produced and sponsored by Pembrokeshire-based Rebecca Naden, the distinguished professional photographer. Peter's poetry book and Elly's ceramics are for sale with proceeds helping swift conservation. full information can be seen here.
Fri 10th (1pm - 6pm) &
Sat 11th June (10am - 5pm) - Cambridge Natural History Society Conversazione, Action for Swifts will again have a display at this event. Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge.
Friday 24th - Chaddesden Swift Group will have a display at the Leesbrook Community School Summer Fair
Sunday 26th June, 13:00 to 17:00 - Fulbourn Feast, Action for Swifts will have a display with Swift boxes, attraction call kits, books and videos. Fulbourn Recreational Ground, Cambridge, CB21 5BS.
Monday 27th - Swift Walk around Clun - arranged by Clun Branch of Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shropshire Swift Group. Details tbc. For more information contact Peta Sams email@example.com
Thursday 30th - Swift Walk around Shrewsbury - arranged by Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shropshire Swift Group. Meet outside The Cut Visitor Centre, Abbey Foregate, SY2 6AH at 8:30pm for a walk along the river to look for swifts and swift nest sites. Finish by 10pm but leave whenever you need to. For more information contact Peta Sams firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu 12th from 9am - 2pm - Welcoming the Swifts at Ludlow Local Produce Market. Call in and find out about our summer visitors who have just arrived back in the town for the summer.
Thu 12th 7:00pm - "Keeping the Skies Alive - Helping Swifts & Swallows". Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation is talking at the Froyle Wildlife Group. All are welcome. See http://froylewildlife.co.uk/walks-and-talks-2016/ for more information.
Sat 14th & Sun 15th from 7pm - Welcoming the Swifts at The Charlton Arms, Ludford Bridge, Ludlow, SY8 1PJ. Our 3rd year of swift spotting from the balcony of the pub overlooking the River Teme. A fantastic spot to see swifts, house martins, dippers and who knows what else. Find out more about swifts from the our displays and members of Ludlow Swift Group will be there to answer any questions.
Tues 24th from 8pm to 9pm - Welcoming the Swifts in the garden of 55 Norfolk Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7AU. Members of the Maidenhead, Marlow and Cookham Swift Group and friends will be gathering (weather permitting) to have drinks on the lawn, watch the swifts above the house and hear a short talk from local bird ringing specialist Paul Warham. Suggested donation £2. Find out more about the group here.
Fri 1st April at 7:30pm - St Mary's Church, Buckden, Dick Newell is giving a talk All about Swifts - the sound of an English summer! As this is a fund raiser for the church, there will be a £5 admission charge.
Sat 2nd April at 2:30pm - Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society, A talk by Ray Overall centred on the Swift colony using the tower at Oxford University Museum, where he is a member of the team continuing the survey started by David Lack in 1947. His talk will also include a short film made about the project in the 1980s. At the conclusion of his talk, Rosina Robinson will give an update of her study of Swifts breeding in Wells. Venue: Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE Members of the Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society have free entry and visitors pay £2.00. Details here
Sat 2nd April Hampshire Ornithological Society, Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation is giving a talk on Swifts.
Thur 7th - Sun 10th April The International Swift Seminars 2016 - Szczecin, Poland
Tues 12th April at 7:30pm - Altrincham Natural History Society. Tanya & Edmund Hoare give a talk Our Disappearing Swifts at Jubilee Centre, Bowdon, Altrincham. See http://www.altnats.org.uk/
Wed 20th April at 7:30pm - Nick Brown of Derbyshire Swift Group is giving a talk titled Saving Our Swifts for Derbyshire Mid-Badger Group at The Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf, Mill Lane Cromford, DE4 3RQ.
Mon 25th April at 7:30pm - Sedbergh Walking & Cycling Group: Tanya & Edmund Hoare give a talk Searching for Swifts in People's Hall, Sedbergh. http://www.sedbergh.org.uk/events/
Thur 28th April River Waveney Trust, Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation is giving a talk on Swifts. book here
Sat 30th April - A course about swifts in Sevilla. There will be several talks, conducted by ornithologists who work with swifts and also nest-box building. For more information see http://vidasilvestreiberica.org/vencejos/ March 2016
Tue 8th - Thur 10th March Ecobuild, Swift Conservation is exhibiting on stand E7108, Excel, London
Mon 14th March at 7:30pm - Bakewell Bird Study Group. Tanya & Edmund Hoare give a talk Our Not-so-Common Swifts at Friends Meeting house, Main St.,Bakewell http://www.bakewellbirdstudygroup.org.uk
Wed 16th March at 7:30pm - Shropshire Wildlife Trust - Clun Branch at Hightown Room, Vicarage Road, Clun. Peta Sams of Shropshire Swift Group is giving a talk on Swifts with an emphasis on swifts in Shropshire. Contact email@example.com or 01588 640921
Thurs 17th March at 7:45pm - Lancaster RSPB. Tanya & Edmund Hoare give a talk Our Disappearing Swifts at St Paul's Hala Centre, Scotforth, Lancaster. See http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/lancaster/
Sat 19th March - Essex Bird Watching Society conference: Migration 'Out of Africa'. Swift Conservation and Action for Swifts will have a display showcasing Swifts, nest boxes, and Swift migration. Writtle College, Northumberland Lecture Theatre, Lordship Lane, Writtle, CM1 3RP
Thu 24th March - Brighton RSPB Group, Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation is giving a talk on Swifts. book here