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Eyes on the sky for swifts


Tuesday, 12 May, 2020

You might recall that last summer, the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, formally opened a new swift, bat and town twinning sign in Woking Town Centre. The sign provides a nesting chamber for swifts and bats and celebrates Woking’s twinned towns. 

These incredible birds are now returning from their amazing annual migration and we hope they stop by this new Town Centre residence! Swift calls are now being played from the chamber each day to encourage the returning birds to stop by.

Woking Shopping have also installed eight swift boxes with webcams and they too are playing swift calls in the hope of enticing the birds in on their return journey to the UK. The swift boxes are located on the Blue Car Park, overlooking the Basingstoke Canal.

Keep your eyes on the sky and report any sightings across the Borough to Surrey Bird Club at