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Author: Chris Brown

Swifts – The birds you can help!

A message from Edward Mayer: Dear Swift Friends, Please do come and meet me and listen to my talk about Swifts and how you can help them! It’s at the amazing Booth Museum in Brighton this Friday 21 June at 2pm. Book your seat by clicking here and see you there! Best wishes, Edward

Swifts In Trouble This Year

The following article was written in one of our national newspapers dated 13th June 2019 Conservationists are growing increasingly concerned about the late arrival of Swifts to the UK this year. Many returning after spending the winter in Africa are arriving around two weeks late, according to the RSPB which is campaigning to save the […]

Swift Calls

A message from Edward Mayer: “Dear Swift Friends & Colleagues, My Swifts came back yesterday, so it is time to switch on your Swift calls! All the best for a great Swift Season, Yours, Edward”   Click here for swift calls instructions  

Lewes Swift Group – Request

Swifts are about to arrive and there are a good number of identified Swift breeding areas in Lewes. Sadly the past group of supporters fell by the wayside. I would like to see new local enthusiasts come together to carry forward conservation of this important work. Please let us know at if you can […]

RSPB Brighton Swift Survey 2019

Our city-wide surveys over the last two years helped identify 105 nest sites for Brighton Swifts. Our 2019 survey will build on the data gathered since 2016 and will help our work to protect and expand existing colonies. We’ll be looking to monitor our known ‘hot-spot’ areas as well as increase coverage in other parts […]

BBS at Forestry Commission Woodland

The Forestry Commission is looking for able and/or aspiring birders to help record the breeding birds of our ancient Wealden woodlands across East Sussex. If you have a good ear and eye for woodland birds and can spare a few early mornings this spring then please get in touch, we would love to hear from […]

Sussex Bird Report

Assistant Editor. We are looking for a volunteer for Assistant Editor (part of the Editorial Team) of the Sussex Bird Report. Anyone interested in gaining a deeper insight into Sussex birds and a knowledge of preparation of the publication is invited to contact Peter Plant – for further details. Species Account Writers. Anyone wishing […]

South Downs National Trust Bioblitz

South Downs National Trust are running a wild life camp out  for staff and volunteers on Newtimber Hill across the weekend of the 18th and 19th of May. Is anybody interested in joining them to help record the dawn chorus? Camping and breakfast will be provided. Contact Helen Osorio Membership and Visitor Welcome Manager […]

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