Welcome to the RSPB Swift Survey!

The purpose of this survey is to record locations of swift nest sites around the UK. This information can then be used by local authority planners, architects, ecologists and developers to find out where swift hotspots are located around the country and therefore mitigate to protect breeding swifts during building development. This conservation planning tool plays an important role in reversing the decline of this charismatic migrant bird.

Please note, swift records submitted to the swift survey during previous years have been retained and are making a difference for swift conservation.

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