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Saving our Amazing Swifts

These iconic birds have declined by 50% in 25 years. In sealing up our houses to save heat loss etc we have removed many nesting sites. BUT we can do something about it.After spending up to two years on the wing these birds come here for just three months every spring to touch down and breed. They need holes in roofs, eaves and buildings. New buildings don't...

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£1,818.00

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£2,000.00

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Saving our Amazing Swifts

These iconic birds have declined by 50% in 25 years. In sealing up our houses to save heat loss etc we have removed many nesting sites. BUT we can do something about it.After spending up to two years on the wing these birds come here for just three months every spring to touch down and breed. They need holes in roofs, eaves and buildings. New buildings don't provide these but we have the answers. We can insert bricks in new build properties and nest boxes in older properties. We need funds to pay for the boxes and the installation so can you help us?A box will cost about £15, installing them will be more depending how difficult the job is. (For a church we may need to hire a cherry picker!)

You can see more about Swifts and our project here http://www.bvct.org.uk/blackwater-valley-swift-project

Event date

30-September-2018 - 
30-September-2019

Event type

Saving our amazing swifts

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Event Contact

Key contact
Colin Wilson
Telephone
07899066687
Email address
colin.wilson@bvct.org.uk

Activity log

Thank you to Colin Wilson and John for their advice and help in supplying and installing swift boxes and a caller at out house in Swallowfield
Donation by Jim Coggins
on 06/06/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Thank you for helping these wonderful birds - I can't wait to see some positive results x
Donation by Helen Knipe
on 04/06/2019
£ 60.00
£ 15.00 gift aid
Thank you for putting up the box, let you know if we get any visitors :)
Donation by Jane Stephenson
on 14/05/2019
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06/05/2019
Well done for all your great work!
Donation by Ann Conquest
on 23/04/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Thanks for the swift calling system
Donation by John Bourne
on 22/04/2019
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
BVCT do amazing work!
Donation by geoff baier
on 16/04/2019
£ 40.00
£ 10.00 gift aid
Great project...
Donation by Paul Raeburn
on 13/04/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Hoping to get some swifts to investigate our new nest box.
Donation by PENNY DRAGE
on 19/06/2018
£ 21.50
£ 5.38 gift aid
Donation by Bridge House
on 14/06/2018
£ 51.50
£ 12.87 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £1,818.00
Direct donations:(offline) £0.00
Total Raised: £1,818.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£2,247.50

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