Although the swift used to be a common summer visitor to the UK, it is now a rapidly declining breeding species. The Rea Valley Community Wildlife Group want to understand more about where swifts are breeding locally.


Just by watching the skies from your living room window in the evening or over an early morning cup of tea, you can help us find where our swifts are still breeding and help to protect their future.


The best time to look for nesting swifts is from late May to late July, around dusk on a warm, still evening or early in the morning.


Anywhere in the Rea Valley catchment area – Brockton, Worthen, Pontesbury, Minsterley, Pulverbatch

Go to www.reavalleycwg.org.uk to find out more. Alternatively just email details of YOUR sightings to  reavalleycwg@gmail.com

Click HERE to find out more! Click HERE to see our interactive map of sightings.

Swifts in flightMap showing swift sightings