Swifts in Maidenhead, Marlow and Cookham are in catastrophic decline. Help give our swifts a home


The Maidenhead, Marlow and Cookham Swift Group was formed in July 2015 to help save local swifts. Numbers have declined by 50% in the last 20 years.


Swifts fly here from Africa to breed and unless they can find suitable nesting sites, they cannot raise chicks.


Our main project is to establish a Swift Corridor which extends from Marlow in the north, where there is a small population of Swifts, 'via' Cookham which has come close to losing all its Swifts but now has a good number of nestboxes to accommodate a larger future colony, to Maidenhead where there is are large established colonies. 


We hold a small number of events a year to help local people find out about swifts and to update them on our projects. 


EVENTS for members:


Nest box event

Autumn/winter 2019

Date to be confirmed


Get Involved

We need people to look for swifts nesting in their road and a few surrounding roads.


Could you be a swift spotter for us? Great family-friendly activity and vital for planning swift support in Maidenhead, Marlow and Cookham.

swift in hand