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Resources 09/06/2017

Guide to identifying swifts

  • Wildlife Connections Resource
  • UK Wildlife
  • Birds

Keep an eye on the skies and record any swifts you see. To help you identify them, we've pulled together a useful guide so you can look out for the key characteristics when they speedily fly above you.

Download our 'Identifying swifts' guide here.

Swift ID illustration

Keep a beady eye out for swift nests too which are usually found under the eaves of a house or building. Take a look at the photos below to get an idea of the difference between the nests of swifts, swallows and house martins. 

Swift nest

Swift nest in roof

Swallow nest

Swallow nest

House martin nest

House martin nest

Learn more about swifts and how you can help them, here>

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