One of our long-term projects is to establish a corridor of stable Swift breeding colonies, tracking the curve of the Thames from Marlow in the north to Maidenhead in the south.
Cookham (including Dean and Rise) has lost almost all its Swifts in recent years. We hope to re-establish Cookham's Swift populations by encouraging the provision of nestboxes in the area and by strengthening populations to the north and south in Marlow and Maidenhead.
We have already created dozens of new sites in Maidenhead and Cookham and are now focusing on improving provision in Marlow to help achieve this goal.
As sites all over the 'Swift corridor' grow in number, so will the numbers of Swifts, and more and more local people will see and enjoy these beautiful birds in the summer.