Quicker download of SWOT site locations will be available soon

We are happy to announce that we will change the policy and rules of the data availability of the SWOT nesting database. While downloading nesting count data still requires permission from data contributors, nesting site locations will be released immediately as long as you agree on the new, upcoming SWOT Terms of Use.

The download process for nesting site locations will be quite similar as before but you won't need to fill in the data request form and send it to us. You can download the zipped data immediately. This change will be effective within a few weeks. So, if you would like to get site location data with no rush, you might want to wait as the new download process will be much simpler and quicker.

We hope all SWOT users will be happy with this change.