Woodbridge Swifts – March 2024 Update

Swift flying

Work is continuing in Woodbridge to support swifts, a priority species in the Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscape, thanks to the fantastic efforts of the Woodbridge Swifts group.

Work started in 2016 to record and preserve Woodbridge’s swift population and to raise awareness of the plight of swifts in the UK. Over 200 nest boxes have been sold and 56 nest sites in roofs and nest boxes have been recorded.

There are nest boxes in prominent places around the town including several schools and public buildings.

This past year, the Suffolk & Essex Coast & Heaths National Landscapes has funded Community Sets of swift nest boxes at schools in Reydon, Carlton Colville and Rendlesham, plus boxes at Foxborough Farm.

Swift Walks Summer 2024

Woodbridge Swifts had such a good response to their Swift Walk last summer that they have decided to see whether there would be a demand for two walks this summer. One of these could involve a survey to search for more nests in roofs in different parts of the town.

The suggested dates are Sunday 30th June and Sunday 14th July, both at 8pm. Please contact Nick Marshall [email protected] if you are interested with preferred date and activity.

For more information about swift conservation in Woodbridge, please contact Woodbridge Swifts by email at [email protected].

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