If there isn’t currently a group in your local area, please start one! It can be as simple as meeting up with a few people in your area and doesn’t have to a traditional ‘formal’ group with meetings and minutes. Existing local groups will be happy to help you. If you have a group that we don’t know about, then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe an existing nest site is under threat (at any time of year), please email us ASAP.
Our contact details can be found here.
If you have found a grounded swift, please contact Sheffield Swift Rescue immediately.
Please do not leave them. This includes young swifts that are at risk of falling from nests during hot temperatures. The parent birds will not feed them on the ground. Swifts will not be able to get airborne from the ground, and will die. They need specialist care so please do not delay and make immediate contact.
Sheffield Swift Rescue
Coordinates and facilitates the rescue and rehabilitation of any fallen or injured Swift in Sheffield and SE Derbyshire.
Swift Taxi volunteers wanted
NEVER THROW a grounded or injured Swift. Place it in a shoebox, in a quiet warm dark room, take a photo and contact Sheffield Swift Rescue on the phone, via Facebook, Email, Messenger or Whatsapp
A swift group covering the S6 postcode area of Sheffield, including Hillsborough, Walkley, Upperthorpe, Stannington, Wadsley and Middlewood. S6 Swifts occasionally runs a swift next box fitting scheme.
Website – www.s6swiftssheffield.org
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/S6swiftssheffield
Twitter – https://twitter.com/S6swifts
Heeley and Meersbrook Swift Group
Facebook group – “The Heeley and Meersbrook Swift Group – helping Sheffield’s swifts”
Sheffield S11 Swifts – Ecclesall Swift Supporters
A voluntary swift group raising awareness of swifts and their need for protection, organising swift box installation days and events.
Walkley & Crookes Swifts
Facebook group – “This group is for anyone that loves our summer visitors, the Swifts. These incredible birds spend 9 months on the wing and many make Walkley and Crookes their home for four months of the year to nest and raise their young. They’re having a hard time as more and more of their nesting sites are lost. This group is for anyone who wants to share appreciation, sightings and information about our Swifts. Report a Swift in trouble, encourage people to put up nest boxes and welcome Swifts into their roof spaces. “
A voluntary swift group covering the S7 area.
S17 & Totley Swifts
A Swift loving group set up to share advice, info, coordinate swift nest box fitting, and protect and expand the local Swift colony. Covers Dore, Totley and Bradway.
All Things Swifts UK Facebook group
Facebook group – “Welcome to All Things Swifts UK! The Facebook swift community for UK & Ireland 😀This group is made so swift lovers can seek advise, share ideas, swift campaigns, swift sightings and swift nest sites. No matter how much knowledge you have about swifts, if your a beginner or a swift expert, this group is made for everyone! The group was made April 2019 to discuss these amazing birds that are sadly struggling here in the UK and the group now has over 2K members and it’s a growing swift community!”
Swift SOS: Help and Support for Finding Grounded Swifts Facebook group
Facebook group – “This Group has been made so people who have found swifts can be supported in finding a swift carer or rehabilitator. Or arrange transport to drop a swift off to a swift carer.”