The talk will cover: identification of Swifts and differences between them, House Martins and Swallows; causes of recent population decline; what is being to to help; how local people can assist; and an outline of the Oxford project.
Dr Jocelyne Hughes is Director of Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques at the Dept. of Continuing Education in Oxford. Chris Mason is Coordinator of the Cherwell Swifts Conservation Project. Both are project partners in the RSPB-led Oxford Swift City Project.