World Swift Day (WSD) is a global celebration of the Swift – this most fascinating & mysterious of birds whose very survival is threatened.
World Swift Day (an initiative of Swifts Without Frontiers) gives everyone the chance to collaborate & celebrate these amazing yet little
We are inviting friends of the 96 species of Swifts found worldwide to participate in talks, walks, themed parties and other activities that contribute to a better understanding, appreciation & protection of these fabulous birds.
The first edition, in 2019, was celebrated in 39 countries around the globe, with 110 “physical” events and hundreds of publications (both in the “traditional” and in social media), generating thousands of enthusiastic reactions. A dozen species were more specifically addressed.
WSD2020 happened in the difficult context of the COVID pandemia, but Swift friends from around the globe were very creative to adapt to this crisis. In the end, the world drawing competition was a big success, as well as a series of virtual international, national and local events. They covered 48 countries and 36 Swift species more specifically.
Following these successes, WSD will go on in 2021… even though most of us will have to celebrate it in a “COVID-safe” manner. “See” you on June 7!
6 June 2020
The Neotropics are home for 32 species of swifts that occur in the Americas. Though they are widespread and many are considered common, we barely know the life of most of these incredible birds. Swifts are divided in two main groups (subfamilies), the Cypseloidinae and the Apodinae. Renata Biancalana (Brazil) introduces us to some of these species.Learn More