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Where are the Pallid Swifts at this moment?

A question we regularly ask during winter is: where are the swifts?


Since, as far as we know, they do not have a very defined route or schedule, they can be anywhere in West Africa. As an example, last Christmas, while one of the swifts marked with a gps logger in the Vila Nova de Famalicão colony was in the vicinity of the Outamba-Kilimi National Park, in Sierra Leone, another one was in the Lake Kainji National Park, in Nigeria, almost 2000 kilometres far away!


As well as being well-travelled, they have very good taste!






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