‘Our Disappearing Swifts – what we can do’ - Tanya & Edmund Hoare

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 7:15pm
Tullie House, Castle St, Carlisle CA3 8TP
Joint with Carlisle NHS

Tanya & Edmund Hoare are Swift enthusiasts and part of the national and international Swift network. They have a colony of Swifts nesting in the eaves of their cottage and the talk will include video clips of many aspects of Swift behaviour, from cameras in the nest spaces. The latest research on their remarkable migration, using geolocators, will also be presented. Sadly these iconic birds are in serious decline and the reasons for this, and what can be done to help, will be discussed.