Saving Wicklow’s Swifts by Oran O Sullivan
Join the latest Spring into Nature Talk on Tuesday 20th April @ 7 pm to hear more about the County Wicklow Swift project and how you can get involved.
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Swifts are an iconic summer visitor to Ireland, arriving in early May following a long migration from southern Africa. Slightly larger than a swallow they are a ‘site faithful’ bird, returning generation after generation to buildings in towns and villages throughout Ireland to nest and raise young. The population has suffered an alarming 40% decline however in the last decade and the County Wicklow swift project, co-ordinated by the Heritage & Biodiversity Office of Wicklow County Council is part of nationwide efforts to improve the prospects for this species. Hosted by Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, join us to hear more about swifts from project officer Oran O Sullivan, including practical actions that we can all take to improve Wicklow’s breeding population.
Spending time in nature is good for us and good for our biodiversity. This talk is one of a series of free ‘Spring into Nature’ online talks hosted by The Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council in partnership with Wicklow Library Service as part of Wicklow County Council’s Keep Well – Healthy Ireland Campaign.