A Swift Chick Fledges - here
Cliff nest swifts found in N Ireland - here
Tesco installs a swift tower - here
What do swifts eat? What do they feed to their chicks? insect analysis
Duty to Conserve Biodiversity - here
Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 - here
“If birds are already nesting in your roof, then destroying the nest is a wildlife crime. With the new Wildlife and Natural Environment Act in Northern Ireland, it means that ‘reckless’ or accidental damage will be an offence. It sounds a bit dramatic, but ‘reckless damage’ means the onus will now be on individuals to ensure the correct advice is sought and that necessary checks and surveys will be carried out. This will be particularly important for any works during the breeding season,” Lynne Peoples, RSPB
Article on swifts in Birdwatch Ireland's magazine "Wings" - here
Devil Birds film now on DVD - here
Belfast Zoo puts up swift boxes - here
Air vents make excellent swift entry holes - here
Largest swift conservation project - here
The swift is Bird of the Borough - here
Swift Migration Revealed - here
Pond Park Primary, Lisburn swift tower - here
Swift Breakfast in Antrim - here
ibstock swift bricks / Antrim library - here
Urban Wildlife Award for Excellence is awarded to
The Crescent Arts Centre, Braecom (Project Sponsors), Hamilton Architects (Lead Consultants) and Gilbert-Ash NI Limited - here
Glenavy Protestant Hall - here
Chinese swift migration revealed - here
More cliff nesting swifts - here