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February 2019

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Special event: uncover the secrets of Bromley's swifts

Special event: uncover the secrets of Bromley's swifts

Join us at 7pm on Wednesday 6 March for a special talk revealing all about one of Bromley's most secretive, charismatic and endangered birds - the swift.

During the twilight hours in the summer of 2018 well over 100 volunteers from across Bromley took to the streets in search of our borough's swifts. This was the first-ever RSPB Bromley Swift Survey and thanks to the work of these dedicated citizen scientists, we know much more about these birds and how we can all help them thrive.

The survey was organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group and we will be sharing the results in a free talk from 7pm in the Verrall Hall in the United Reformed Church, 20 Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY. No need to book, please just turn up.

We'll be shedding new light on where these mysterious birds can still be found nesting. Are there swifts nesting near you? This is your chance to find out!

We'll also be sharing lots of practical tips on how you can help to save our swifts, including taking part in our 2019 swift survey and helping to increase their nesting sites.

You can sign up for the 2019 survey at the talk or email

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