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.

March 2017
Weds 1st at 7:30pm - Croal Irwell Group of Lancashire Wildlife Trust. Louise Bentley from Bolton and Bury Swifts will be giving a presentation about swifts in the Longfield Suite Prestwich, Bury. For more information contact superswifts@outlook.com

Thu 2nd - Guildford RSPB Group. Edward Mayer will give a talk on Swift Conservation.

Mon 6th at 2:30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Tanya & Edmund Hoare will give a talk on Our Disappearing Swifts Friends Meeting House, High St, Kirby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4SH.

Tue 7th at 7.30pm - West Cumbria RSPB. Tanya & Edmund Hoare will give a talk on Our Not-So-Common Swifts. United Reform Church, Main St, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9LU

Fri 10th at 7.30pm - Cumbria Wildlife Trust - Duddon Valley group. Tanya & Edmund Hoare will give a talk on Our Disappearing Swifts - what we can do. Thwaites Village Hall, Cumbria LA18 5HZ.

Tue 14th at 7:30pm - Newport Branch of Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Peta Sams from Shropshire Swift Group will give a talk All about Swifts. St Andrew's Church Hall, Church Aston, Newport TF10 9JG

Tue 14th - Reading Swift Club. Edward Mayer will give a talk on Swift Conservation

Tue 14th at 7:30pm - Inaugural Meeting of Bath Swift Group.  This meeting will be held in the small meeting room at St Andrews Community Church, Hawthorn Grove, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 5QA. Anyone interested in monitoring and helping swifts in Bath is welcome to this meeting. Please let David Robertson dirobertson43@gmail.com know if you intend to attend.

April 2017
Thu 6th - Bucks Bird Club. Edward Mayer will give a talk on Swift Conservation

Thu 6th at 7:30pm - Inaugural Meeting of Cleobury Mortimer Swift Group. Peta Sams will give a talk All about Swifts. The Methodist Hall to the rear of the Methodist Church (Blue doors) in Cleobury Lower Street, Cleobury Mortimer,

Tue 11th at 7:30pm - Bridgnorth and District Naturalists' Society. Peta Sams from Shropshire Swift Group will give a talk All about Swifts. Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4AW

May 2017
Sun 14th at 14:30 - Presteigne. Peta Sams from Shropshire Swift Group will give a talk All about Swifts. Presteigne Assembly Rooms, Broad Street, Presteigne LD8 2AD

Tue 30th at 10:30 - Oswestry U3A. Peta Sams from Shropshire Swift Group will give a talk All about Swifts. Memorial Hall, Smithfield St., Oswestry SY11 2EG

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

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
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.

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