With the welcome return of Swifts to our skies, please enter your Swift nesting records on Swift Mapper:
The Herts Bird Club is now promoting the use of Swift Mapper, an app created by the RSPB and Swift conservation groups to map Swifts and their nesting sites. Full details can be found on the website: Swift Mapper where the app can be downloaded and interactive maps can be found.
Starting with the Hertfordshire Bird Report 2020, we have been using records submitted to Swift Mapper when writing our annual reports and would encourage records of screaming parties and particularly nest sites to be entered via the app rather than our website. This will allow data relating to Swift breeding to be accessed by conservation groups as well as the Herts Bird Club.
Swift Mapper only accepts records of nesting and screaming parties around nest sites, and so other records such as large flocks over nature reserves should be submitted via our website in the normal way. Please try to avoid submitting duplicate records to the Bird Club and Swift Mapper as this causes us more work when preparing the annual report.