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September 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Thanks to our Bromley swift surveyors!

Thanks to our Bromley swift surveyors!

Well over 100 of you took part in this year's first ever survey of the London Borough of Bromley's swifts! A massive thank you to all our surveyors. If you missed it, don't worry, we'll be running the survey again next summer and the more people who join in the better!

Thanks to all your efforts we will learn an incredible amount about Bromley's swift population. This information will be a lifeline to these amazing birds as once we know where they live, we can target our efforts to help them.

We've now collected in your records and are busy working on the data. We'll be giving a talk where we will reveal the exciting results and how you can get involved with the next stage in our project to save Bromley's swifts. We'll also be publishing a report with all the results and analysis, including maps showing Bromley's swift hotspots.

We're already planning the next stage. Once we've published the results, we'll be putting together a team of volunteers to encourage swift bricks to be installed in new housing developments. These bricks are a cheap and easy solution to creating the new nesting sites that these birds urgently need. For more details and to register your interest have a look at the link at the bottom of the page.

We'll also be asking our swift surveyors, and everyone else who cares about swifts, to champion their local swifts, for example by speaking to your neighbours and community groups to encourage people to put up swift boxes.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for more news.

In the meantime, you can find out how the RSPB is working to save a host of threatened birds, including swifts, in our region at our talk on Wednesday 10 September. Alan Johnson, the RSPB's Regional Conservation Manager, will be joining us to explain all. More information on our Events page.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Support us while you shop

Support us while you shop

In Waitrose Bromley South you can put a token in a box to vote for the good cause you'd most like to support.

We're delighted to have been chosen as one of the three causes this month.

The more tokens we get, the more money Waitrose will give to the RSPB Bromley Local Group to save nature in Bromley and beyond.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

New events programme gets underway

New events programme gets underway

Download our brand new programme of wildlife events on the link below.

It all kicks off this month with a free guided morning walk around Nash in Hayes on Thursday 6 September.

On the evening of Wednesday 12 September the renowned wildlife expert and photographer Jeff Blincow will be giving us a talk on the wildlife of the world's most remote and exotic places.

On Sunday 23 September international tour guide leader Jonathan Barnard will be guiding us around one of his favourite birding sites in Kent - Riverside Country Park on the Medway Estuary near Gillingham.

All our events are open to everyone - all ages, RSPB members and non-members, from wildlife experts to absolute beginners.

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