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. Following this success, WSD will go on in 2020. “See” you on June 7!
For more details about all these events, you just need to click on the map above.Learn More
7 June 2020
Here are the drawings preselected by the jury. The public is invited to vote for one in each category.Learn More
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
5 June 2020
As announced, we are now publishing Dr Jane Goodall’s video message for World Swift Day 2020.
Jane Goodall has kindly accepted to be the Patron of World Swift Day for the second year in a row.
4 May 2020
In preparation for the second World Swift Day, which will be held on June 7, Swifts Without Frontiers (SWF) is launching today a WORLD drawing competition. Open to all (adults and children from 3 years), it offers an ideal activity in these times of lockdown.Learn More