World Swift Day 2022

By Ecology, Education, Swift

Celebrate what you love! I love swifts. World swift day is a good day to share my love with other people. I organised an activity in the Vejer library making paper swifts with children. This was followed by an urban bird walk, we actually didn’t see many swifts but we did see a lot of kestrels, some from the nest boxes Ecoágora installed in different locations in Vejer.

Join with others and observe. Appreciate the biodiversity that exists in your town. Vejer is priveledged, the geographical location for the passing of migratory birds and proximity to the sea; there is so much to see when we look up at the rooftops, up to the sky or look down, look closely, but most importantly just LOOK!

Swift Speaking

By Birds, Ecology, Education, Swift

Talking about swifts to a group of children in the Granja Escuela Buenavista with other members of the “Proyecto Vencejo” of the SGHN (Sociedad Gaditana de Historia Natural). We made simple paper swifts and my friends 8 year old daughter talked to the other children of her experiences caring for swifts.

Martha and the Swift

By Birds, Ecology, Education, Swift

Sometimes when you fall in love you want to tell everyone about it. Sometimes with love there is also a need to be careful, to tenderly nuture. When I fell in love with swifts I wanted to SHOUT all about it. These birds are increible, amazing and I have said so often otherwordly. Their realm is the air and they really are like creatures from another realm. I felt this when I cared for them.

Swifts are special. I felt it in my first close encounter with them and I knew it when I learned about them. It becomes the kind of information you just have to pass on. So with colleagues from my association dedicated to environmental education Ecoágora, we made a book for children, all about swifts. We made this as a freely downloadable PDF. You can read it here IN ENGLISH or EN ESPAÑOL.