In Your Nature Ep 07 - Swifts

In Your Nature returns with its first episode (of 6) planned for this summer season. This week we are chatting about Swifts, a bird species that has captivated the imagination of many and it's clear that hosts Ricky Whelan and Niall Hatch are also smitten with this charismatic urbanite. The chat explores the Swifts unique ecology, the threats they face and some solutions to these the problems are offered. Species of the week is the humble House Sparrow.  This podcast is made in partnership with Heritage Offices of Laois and Offaly County Councils with the support of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the National Biodiversity Action Plan, and the Heritage CouncilThis podcast is edited by Ann-Marie Kelly

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The In Your Nature Podcast will bring you conversations about birds, wildlife and wild places. The podcast is presented by Ricky Whelan and Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland with regular expert guests. BirdWatch Ireland is Ireland's largest conservation ENGO. The podcast is in partnership with the Heritage Officers in counties Laois and Offaly. Three seasons are planned for 2021, with six episodes in each, dropping weekly in spring, summer, and autumn. Topics discussed will be varied with birds and wider biodiversity at the heart of it all. We will discuss how nature has a calming influence, dawn chorus, peat bogs and more in season 1. To give feedback, suggest topics or ask a question you can email us at info@birdwatchireland.ie . This Podcast is brought to you by BirdWatch Ireland, Laois and Offaly County Councils and the Keep Well Campaign, an initiative of the Government of Ireland with funding from the Healthy Ireland Fund and the Sláintecare Fund delivered by Pobal. In Your Nature Podcast is edited by Ann Marie Kelly.