LEARN all about one of the world’s most incredible birds during a talk at Stroud Brewery. 

The talk on Saturday, July 2 is about swifts which amazingly spend their entire life on the wing. They only land to nest, flying more than 6,000 miles from central Africa to breed in the UK.

Expert will outline reasons for decline

Swift expert Edward Mayer will outline some of the reasons for their decline and what is being done to increase their numbers. 

Following the talk there will also be an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Stroud Swift Group, who will display nest boxes and discuss work being done in the area to support this recently red-listed species.

How to get tickets 

Tickets to the talk, which runs between 2pm until 4pm, costs £7.50 - visit stroudvalleysproject.org or call 01453 753358.

See swift nesting sites

Also, on Wednesday, July 6, you can see swift nesting sites and hopefully the birds themselves as part of a walking tour with expert John Crowther. 

John will lead an evening walk around swift-friendly locations in Minchinhampton between 7pm and 9pm. 

Tickets are £3 for children, £7 for adults - visit stroudvalleysproject.org or call 01453 753358.