This year, 22-30 June marks Swift Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of the decline of swifts and how to help them.
Swifts have suffered a decline of more than 50% in 20 years due to loss of suitable nest sites. Fortunately, there are ways to help reverse this trend through incorporating nest sites into developments.
Find out more in the recent In Practice article – ‘The Swift – A Bird You Need to Help‘ by John Day MCIEEM, Edward Mayer and Dick Newell. The authors review the conservation status of the swift, the growing public interest and the urgent action needed to prevent further losses.