Swift Awareness Week
Swifts are only in the UK for about three months and their population is declining. 22nd -30th June is Swift Awareness Week, and there are lots of events happening, both locally and further afield, where you can find out more about these amazing birds and how to help them. You can find out what's going on around the country on the Action for Swifts website, but here's a round-up of local events.
On Monday 24th June, Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve will host a short talk by Dick Newell of Action for Swifts, where we will hopefully see swifts on screen breeding in nest boxes on the office building. The talk will include background information about swifts, their lifestyle, their migration, the threats they face and how we can provide nest boxes to help them.
This will be followed by observations of the nest boxes on the buildings and the swifts performing outside.
Drinks and nibbles provided.
Free event - PLEASE CONTACT IAIN WEBB IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO COME TO THIS EVENT
The BTO will be hosting Dick's talk on Tuesday 25th June from 7pm - 9pm at British Trust for Ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, IP242PU
Organised by - British Trust for Ornithology, (BTO)
Contact -Ieuan Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01842 750050
Free event - BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/swifts-masters-of-the-air-tickets-62916479885
Dick will be speaking again on Wednesday 26th June at 7:45pm at The Swifts Meeting Rooms, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5HD, this event is organised by Fulbourn Swifts Group - please contact them if you'd like to attend.
Contact - John Willis, email@example.com , 01223 881103
On Saturday 29th June at 6:30pm at All Saints' Church, Landbeach CB25 9FD Dick will be holding his final talk of the week. Please contact him if you'd like to come to this event
Contact - Dick Newell firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you'd like to contribute data to the RSPB's swift survey you can do so here