13 July – Swifts – Born to Fly

13 July – Swifts – Born to Fly

Saturday 13th July 2024 1.30pm – 3pm at the Discovery Centre.

Presented by Sophie Streeter, Hastings and Rother Swift Conservation Group

Learn about the fascinating lives of the Common Swift, issues impacting their decline in the UK, and how you can help aid their recovery.

The common swift, an iconic bird that lives its life on the wing, returns to the UK each year to breed, but their drastic decline in the UK has caused them to be red-listed, and at risk of extinction in our skies. This talk will take you on a journey into their fascinating lives, the issues causing their decline, and importantly how we can help to aid their recovery. Packed with details, stunning photos, sounds and videos, Born to Fly aims to increase awareness of these special birds, and hopes to gain new supporters and enthusiasts for the common swifts.

These talks are for members of The Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve only. There is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted. If you are not a member of The Friends but would like to attend, please JOIN US and let us know.

Limited places are available and booking for members of The Friends will open at 8.00am on 1st June.
Please note that dogs (except for guide dogs that have been pre-booked) are not allowed at talks.