by  Gillian Westray.


The following notes, hints and observations have been compiled from a specialised single handed rehabilitation unit. This is not a scientific study as such but based on a sound knowledge of the individual species natural lifestyle and trying wherever possible to either replicate nature or offer an educated compromise. This experience has been gained over a period of 10 years and several hundreds of birds, every season something new is learned and improvements implemented.

The success rate has been consistently in the region of 85%.


Please read Hirundinae section 


Gillian Westray specialises in the rehabilitation of Swifts, Swallows & House martins, and is based in rural South Worcestershire UK. Working with she is trying  to  improve the rehabilitation protocols for these particular birds by making case studies and general advice freely available, both personally and through trusted websites.