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Attracting Swifts

Attracting Swifts

Erich Kaise

This CD of screaming Swifts has been produced specially to attract (young) passing swifts to form new nesting colonies. Swift boxes are readily adopted by Swifts as soon as they find them but that is where they need help. By playing this CD you can draw the Swifts to the boxes. The best time to use the CD is when the Swifts return in May. By continuing to play for the remainder of the Swift season (until late July) you may attract potential colonists that will return next spring. Use a CD player with a repeat function (most have this) and play the calls at full volume in good weather between 6am and 8am and again between 7.30pm and 9.30pm (or later in northern Britain). It is best if the loudspeaker can be attached to, or even inside, the nest box. 73 min.

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Common NameScientific Name
Common SwiftApus apus

Disclaimer The species list above is in systematic order, the taxonomy and nomenclature of which generally follows the Wells World Birds list on Birder's Diary v3.0 (courtesy of Thayer Software:, with adaptations by WildSounds.
The Wells World Birds list is based on a classification created by Mic Wells.
Please note that the above list may not be in the same order or be a full and accurate representation of the species on the title concerned. We take due care to ensure the accuracy of the list, but should you find any errors, please notify us.

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