There will be a swift talk given by Lynda Huxley in Killarney, County Kerry on 23rd May 2018 – Don’t miss it!
The swift week event at Oughterard Court House is now on Friday 15th June 2018 at 7:30pm!
From June 16th to June 23rd, various swift related events will take place to celebrate Swift Awareness Week, for a calendar of events, please CLICK HERE!
Lynda Huxley saw one Swift flying over GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar yesterday evening and we have fresh nest material in boxes 9 and 7. Hope to get livestream up and running in next couple of days. Ricky Whelan of BirdWatchIreland has also had reports of Swift sightings in Banagher and Birr. These will be breeding birds so should be going to their nest sites. The ‘bangers’ i.e. potential new breeders should arrive in the next couple of weeks.
On Monday April 16th at 20:00 in the Hotel Newport, Newport, Lynda Huxley will be giving a talk as a part of the “Mayo Dark Skies”. Artificial light can be a problem for migrating birds and at their nest sites. Lynda will be sharing information about this amazing bird and how we can all help them.
Poster for Newport talk by Lynda Huxley
Come and see the new Swift Videos page on our site, Lynda Huxley speaks about saving our swifts and there is a video of swifts in their nest box exercising their wings too! CLICK HERE to see the videos.
Talk “How Schools can Help Swifts” by Lynda Huxley at 3.30pm at the Green Schools Expo in the RDS on Thursday 22 February. Tickets need to be booked I think through Green Schools Expo website.
Talk at RDS
SeoirseSwanton – Mayo Advertiser
Well done to Seoirse Swanton, representing Sancta Maria College Louisburg, who is presenting his research on GMIT Mayo swifts at the BT Young Scientist exhibition. Swift Conservation Ireland Green-Campus.
Message from Mark Smyth of SaveourSwifts “Here’s a date for your diary. On 24th January Claire Barnett is giving a talk on GPS tracking of swifts to the Northern Ireland Ornithologists Club meeting in the Ulster Museum at 7.30pm
Very excited that Seoirse Swanton from Sancta Maria in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo has been selected to present our Swift Research Project at BT Young Scientist of the Year in January 2018 at the RDS in Dublin. Seoirse has played a very big role in this research project, couldn’t have achieved so much without him, and we are getting some very interesting results.
Young Scientist of the Year nomination