Date: Fri 28th June

Time: 8.15pm-9.45pm

Meet Up: Kirriemuir Library

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Join us for a swift saunter around Kirriemuir town centre and learn more about this beautiful species and why they visit Kirriemuir each summer.

Starting from our Nature Detectives Swift Sign outside Kirriemuir Library, we will have a gentle walk and talk around the town centre. Some of our knowledgeable volunteers will be sharing what they know about these amazing creatures who visit us each summer, and how we can help them in Kirriemuir. If we’re lucky enough we’ll witness a screaming party of swifts flying overhead.

About Swifts
During their lives, swifts can travel over a million miles, between migrating from Africa to Europe each summer, as well as hundreds of miles hunting for insects each day. Severe weather, sometimes caused by climate change can disrupt these incredible journeys, particularly unseasonal cold snaps when swifts are recorded as dying of hypothermia. Also young swifts can leave nests too early during unseasonal high temperatures and die. In Kirriemuir we want to make sure that when they arrive here they are able to find and build homes. Being part of citizen science projects like using the RSPB Swift Mapper App can help us build an accurate picture of swift numbers each year and how climate change is affecting our natural ecosystems across the world.

This walk is suitable for anyone who wants to discover more about the local birds in Kirriemuir, however some parts of the route may be unsuitable for wheelchair users. Please contact us in advance if you have any accessibility concerns.

You’re welcome to bring binoculars if you own a pair, and dress for the weather conditions on the day. A travel mug of tea or coffee might be a good idea too!

Children under 18 must attend with a responsible adult.

Meeting at 8.15pm at Kirriemuir Library, Reform Street, Kirriemuir, DD8 4BS.

Action for Nature

As part of our wider 3-5 year strategy, Sustainable Kirriemuir are taking Action for Nature, to help achieve our vision of a sustainable, net-zero community where people and nature flourish. This event will contribute towards our aim of more people supporting local nature and experiencing the benefits. Come along to this relaxed event to experience the benefits of spending time observing nature.

Important Information

Tickets
This is a ticketed event, and advance booking is preferred. Bookings can be made on our Citizen Ticket page. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to friends or family.

Photography
We take photographs at our events to help promote our activities and impacts. These photographs will be used on our social media channels including this website, and for the purposes of reporting to funders. If you do not wish for your photograph to be taken, please notify a member of staff at the event.

Donations
This is a free event but donations are welcomed to support Sustainable Kirriemuir’s Action for Nature group activities. You can make a cash donation on the day or by choosing a supporter ticket when booking.

Contact us at info@sustainablekirriemuir.co.uk with any questions.