|SCI - Swift Nest Camera captures an|
adult Swift incubating during July 2017 Photo SCI
Following on from a successful whole-county Swift Survey of Offaly during summer 2017 we have three new counties to survey during summer 2018. This work is made possible with support of the Heritage Council and respective local authorities .We will spend the summer surveying in counties, Laois, Westmeath and Tipperary in an effort to find as many existing Swift nest colonies as possible.
|BirdWatch Ireland's Anton Krastev with a group of enthusiastic volunteers|
taken whilst out Swift Surveying in Birr, county Offaly
during the 2017 Offaly Swift Survey Photo BWI
To effectively carryout these surveys we need your help and the help of community groups and individuals in these counties. To promote the surveys and recruit volunteer Citizen Scientists we have lots of Swift events planned throughout the three counties. See the table below for details.
|Upcoming Swift related events (click to see larger image) Photo BWI|
All events include a short indoor session followed by an easygoing outdoor walk to try spot some Swifts as they dash around the locality.
For more info on our Swift Projects you can see our Swift Web Pages or email firstname.lastname@example.org.