Saturday, August 15, 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan
We are looking for volunteers for our Fourth Annual Ann Arbor city-wide Chimney Swift count, August 14-16, 2020. Watching Chimney Swifts enter their roosts at dusk is a spectacular sight. Volunteers will choose a known Chimney Swift roosting location and stake it out before dusk, counting the Swifts as they enter the chimney, as darkness falls. You can sign up for one night/one location at a time, or count each night of the weekend. Chimney Swifts are in steep decline across North America, so let's help find out how they are doing in our city. Bring your friends along, to show them how these very cool aerial insectivores share our city with us.
We will post a link to sign up closer to the event; come back here to sign up!
Email leaders Juliet Berger and Johannes Postma with your results after the survey, and post it on eBird if you have an account.
NOTE: Occasionally the Swifts will not use a particular location on a given night due to a predator such as a Cooper's Hawk, or another issue. In that case, "no Swifts" will still be good information for us!