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.


June 2017
Wed 7th: - Banstead U3A. Edward Mayer will give a talk on Swift Conservation.

Sat 17th  1 to 5 pm, Fulbourn Swift Group in conjunction with Fulbourn Open Gardens – St Vigor’s Church, Manor Walk, Fulbourn CB21 5BN. Information display and hopefully live viewing in the Nave of activity in the Tower nest boxes. Further info: fulbournforum@gmail.com 

Sat 24th - Joint RSPB Portsmouth and Hampshire Swifts SWIFT DAY
Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, Southsea, Hants, PO4 8PR
Portsmouth local RSPB Group and Hampshire Swifts will be hosting a free event in the centre of Portsmouth on Saturday, 24th June 2017 to celebrate these iconic birds, highlight their drastic decline as a breeding species and explain what we can all do to help.

Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation will be speaking and sharing his experiences of helping Swifts.

There will be activities for all the family, the chance to go on guided walks to see breeding Swifts (weather permitting) and exhibits of Swift nesting boxes, call systems, books, leaflets and many other items of interest.

Doors open at 13:30 and the event continues until 17:30  an d there is a coffee shop available for refreshments.

Thu 29th at 19:00 - Worlington Church event: Swifts - calling all churches, especially in Suffolk. The aim will be to get as many suitable Suffolk churches as possible to install swift boxes or provide homes for swifts in some other way, with talks by The Very Revd Dr Frances Ward, Dean of the Cathedral and Environment Officer for the diocese, Edward Jackson of Save our Suffolk Swifts and Dick Newell.

July 2017
Mon 10th onwards – Fulbourn Swift Watch Week including:
Tue 11th at 7.30 pm – talk by Edward Mayer at The Swifts Meeting Rooms, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn CB21 5HD entitled ‘A Green and Pleasant Land’.  Edward will consider the conservation of Swifts in the wider context of planning for more bio-diverse environments in our towns and cities. The talk will be followed by guided walks to watch Swifts. Further info: fulbournforum@gmail.com

Sat 15th 1 to 5 pm, Fulbourn Swift Group at St Vigor’s Church, Manor Walk, Fulbourn CB21 5BN. Information display and hopefully live viewing in the Nave of activity in the Tower nest boxes. Further info: fulbournforum@gmail.com

Tue 25th at 7:45pm - Fylde Bird Club. Tanya & Edmund Hoare will give a talk on 'Our Not-so-Common Swifts'. The River Wyre, Breck Rd, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs. FY6 7JZ.

October 2017
Fri 20th at 7:45pm - Wildlife Trust, Ely Local Group Dick Newell will give a talk, All about Swifts at Ely Museum, Vernon Cross Room, CB7 4LS.

Fri 30th at 7:30pm - Aylsham & District Wildlife Society, Norfolk.  Dick Newell will give a talk, All about Swiftsat Friendship Hall, Cawston Road, Aylsham, NR11 6DS

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