SOS Hirundine Champion


A message from Paul Stevens, our new Hirundine Champion.

So many of our hirundines, especially House Martins (red listed), are in decline and support for their conservation, especially in the South East, is a growing concern.

I bring more than 10 years of expertise for the conservation of Swifts, Martins and Swallows and I am currently the voluntary conservation officer for the newly formed charity, House Martin Conservation UK and Ireland. Much of my work with this charity is providing advice to the public and private concerns about saving or renewing populations of these birds.

I have been involved in designing and building Sand Martin nesting banks in Sussex, including the one at Arundel WWT Centre.

By providing this information to SOS members it will help support their conservation further in Sussex. Enquiries can also be directed through to me for further support on bolstering, renewing and establishing new populations of our hirundines.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Paul Stevens