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2023 Events



Saturday 1st July
Swift Walk and Talk - Salisbury
20.00 - 21.30

Come and see the largest swift nesting colony in Salisbury.

This walk and talk will allow you to observe the spectacular acrobatics of the Swift up close. Learn more about its life and why it needs our help.

Meet outside Sarum College in the Cathedral Close.

A suggested donation of £5 will be collected on the day.


Friday 7th July

Swift Walk and Talk - Wilton

20.00 - 21.30

Spend a Summer's evening strolling around Wilton to watch the town's resident Swifts. Learn more about their incredible lives and how you can help their sad decline.

Meet in Wilton Market Place outside The Greyhound Inn.

A suggested donation of £5 will be collected on the day.

Friday 14th July

SAWS Fundraising Concert

19.30 -21.30

We are pleased to announce that local violinist Bill Benham and pianist Christopher Hedland, will be playing a concert to help raise funds for our project. Bill has played memorable concerts for us in 2019 and 2022 and returns with a great programme.


Friday 21st July

Swift Walk and Talk - Downton

19.30 - 21.30

Stroll through the village on a Summer's evening to watch and learn more about Swifts and how we've worked with the local community to create more nesting opportunities. We will also look at the House Martin colony this year. This will be a bit of a longer walk than usual from Batchelor Way all the way to Moot Lane.

Meet at the start of Batchelor Way.

A suggested donation of £5 will be collected on the day.



Guided talk in Salisbury 2017


Fundraising Concert with Bill Benham (violin) and Michael Maxwell Steer (piano) 2019

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        Partnership with Salisbury Cathedral

In June 2020 we placed a cabinet of 9 nest boxes behind the louvres on the tower of the Cathedral with the hope that together we can create a new colony of breeding swifts. Click on  the video above for more information on this project.

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