Swan rescue

Fairford Swan Aid

Swan rescue


Fairford Swan Aid is a small voluntary organisation dedicated to the welfare of swans in and around Fairford.
We rescue sick and injured swans with the aim of returning them to the wild as soon as they are well.
We have been operating since 1991.

We constantly monitor the swans in our area which covers the River Coln in Fairford and the surrounding villages like Bibury and Quenington, the River Thames at Lechlade, Buscot, Kelmscott and Kempsford and the numerous lakes in the eastern section of the Cotswold Water Park. By knowing the swans in our area we are often able to rescue them before their injuries become too debilitating. We also lobby for a more swan friendly environment and have succeeded in getting Southern Electric to put swan diverters on overhead cables at Fairford and Lechlade.

Fairford Swan Aid works closely with other organisations like lock keepers, local angling clubs, the police and other swan rescue organisations.

We only have short term care facilities and so work closely with South West Swan Sanctuary in Swindon which can provide specialist longer term care.

We submit records of our rescues to the National Swan Convention, a group lobbying for environmental improvements for swans and other wildlife.


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