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Swift flying in a blue sky.Swift photograph copyright © Micheál Casey.

The Swift is on the Amber list of birds of conservation concern in Ireland because its population has declined by over 40% in the last 15 years.

They come to our towns every year for just four months, arriving in late April and leaving in late August. These are four important months because they are coming here to breed.

Swift are faithful to their nest sites. Once they have found a place to nest, they will return to there every year for the rest of their life.

We are working to help save the Swift in Mayo by erecting nest boxes, surveying for traditional sites and rescuing injured birds.

Swifts need someone to be a Champion for them in every town in Mayo. If you would like to get involved, contact us at natureofireland@eircom.net

The swift exists in our towns without causing any public nuisance.

They do not leave any droppings under the nests.

They do us a good service by consuming millions of flying insects.

Download a copy of our booklet “We are Swifts – We are in Trouble” by Clicking Here or if you’d like a hard copy just drop us an email from our Contact Page.

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