Lune Valley Swifts


We are now only about 8 weeks away from our Swifts returning, after their 6000-mile non-stop flight from southern Africa. These amazing birds are su

ffering declines in the UK, but over the coming year we are hoping to continue our efforts to help them by putting up nest boxes and encouraging people to protect their existing nest sites in village buildings.

It’s been great to welcome new members during 2021, and we are hoping to resume our in-person group meetings this year from April onwards. We are a friendly, informal group, so please do come along if you are interested in finding out more about how to help our Swifts. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Station pub. Over the summer we will continue to carry out surveys of breeding Swifts around local villages (done simply by walking areas on warm evenings). And we’ll continue to provide advice to home-owners on how to protect and create Swift nest sites. So please get in touch if you would like to join our little community of volunteers.