Although this swift colony will continue to be monitored by professional ecologists during the re-development, we have little information on other colonies within Fulbourn. Fulbourn Forum is organising a team of volunteers to survey other areas of the village for swift nesting activity. If the birds are seen flying low on summer evenings along eaves and roofs and around houses, screaming as they go, then they are likely to be nesting in the near vicinity. The survey work will involve a few evening and/or early morning sessions during June and July to observe the behaviour of the birds in specific areas of the village, and no previous experience is necessary. If you would be interested in taking part then please email Fulbourn Forum for further information at email@example.com.
Thanks to Amir Ben for the briliant pic of the swift! - Ed.
View Rob Mungovan's presentation on Fulbourn's swift colony and plans for its future (followed by a presentation on Open Orchards)
Find out more about Fulbourn's swifts on the RSPB website
Access South Cambridgeshire District Council's Wildlife and Ecology Department