See News about all our swift related events here!
2019 Nest Boxes Occupied by Swifts!
Pictures from Bagenalstown Tidy Towns’ swift nest box project in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, using Genesis nestboxes. The nest boxes and call systems were erected on 26th July 2019. 3 nests are now occupied on Queen of the Universe National School and 1 on Saint Brigid’s National School this year, as indicated by Green dots.
Special mention to Paddy Gardiner who got the project off to a “Swift” start!
Wildlife Kildare – latest order
Wildlife Kildare received a consignment of nest boxes in April 2020, ready for the new swift season.
Recent Belgian Export Order
Belgium recently purchased 40 Genesis double entry swift nest boxes for a project they are working on. We are pleased that this swift group chose to place their order with us!
The Genesis Nest Box stand is at the Futurebuild Exhibition in London
Stephan and Dick Newell with another member of Action for Swifts are manning a stand for Genesis Nest Boxes at the Futurebuild Exhibition at the Excel in London. The stand looks great!
New Anti-Predator Swift Nest Box
The new Genesis anti-predator, sloped-roof, triple entry, external fit swift nest box.
New Genesis Swift Tower
The very first Genesis Swift tower is up in Macroom, County Cork, it has 28 nests and a solar calling system on a 6m hinged pole.
Custom Built, 8 entry swift nest box installed at Killarney House in the National Park
Shown below is a 2.4 metre all in one box fitted to Killarney House in the National Park. It has 8 entrances and 2 speakers on the new speaker bracket on the sides. We are now able to produce Genesis swift nest boxes to customer specifications!
New Router at Genesis Nest Boxes
We have purchased a new CNC Router to make satisfying multiple orders easier – we look forward to it being very busy!
Genesis Swift Boxes have a new UK outlet!
Genesis Swift Boxes can now be purchased by our UK visitors at Wildcare Nationwide Ecology Supplies.
Action for Swifts – Swift Awareness Week 22nd – 30th June 2019
Birdwatch Ireland – Westmeath Branch
This summer members of the Westmeath branch volunteered with BirdWatch Ireland’s Westmeath Swift Survey. The survey was carried out with the support of the Heritage office of Westmeath County Council. Volunteers were from various Tidy Towns groups across the county.
Following on from that survey, the Westmeath branch is sponsoring three swift nest boxes and lure systems. These are in Moate, Rochfortbridge and Kinnegad to provide additional nesting sites for swifts in these localities. The members of the Westmeath branch presented the nest box systems to representatives from Moate and Rochfortbridge Tidy Towns committee. Moate and Rochfortbridge Tidy Towns groups also helped out with the nest surveys this summer.
A third system will be presented in Kinnegad in the coming weeks. The nest boxes are funded by donations made by members of the Westmeath branch of BirdWatch Ireland.
The donations are given at our monthly meetings. Our next meeting is October 11th, 8pm Bloomfield House Hotel. Our guest speaker will be Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust, further details will be posted here next week. All of our events are free and open to all. Nest boxes and swift call sound systems are supplied by Genesis Nest Boxes.