Help save our local swifts

Swifts in our local area are struggling to breed. Old nesting sites have gone as people have blocked up the roof spaces that swifts used to nest in. Old houses and other properties have been knocked down. If swifts can't breed, they will eventually be lost from our summer skies. The Maidenhead and Cookham Swift Group was set up to help give swifts new places to nest in our locality. 


We help anyone interested in giving swifts a home.


  • free survey of your house, office building or public building to see if it's suitable to give swifts a home

  • free expert advice on swifts

  • opportunity to buy locally made swift nesting boxes AT COST 

  • help with choosing the right swift box for your house or building

  • information on using swift attraction calls and how to set up a sound system

  • information on use of in-box cameras to see baby swifts online


If you live in Maidenhead or Cookham and are interested in helping swifts, please call 07710 171704 or email for more information.

Jan Stannard

I've loved swifts since I was a child. For me, they are 'summer in the skies'. The thought of spending a summer without hearing swifts calling as they swoop and dive overhead is too awful to think about, which is why I'm helping swifts. Please help them too.

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