On the wings of the swifts "is the census which has the aim to obtain a mapping of the presence of swift colonies on the territory, to then start protection actions. Why paying so much attention on swifts? you may wonder. Swifts are a symbolic species of urban biodiversity: after centuries of coexistence with humans, their habitat is mainly to be found in urban contexts. They are an excellent indicator of the environmental quality in our cities and precious allies in the biological fight against harmful insects.
For these reasons, we have carried out a “citizen science” project on the mapping of swifts in the province of Varese, in order to collect data through the engagement of local inhabitants.