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Swift Nights Out

icon date2  Sunday, September 17, 2017
icon timer  07:15pm
icon map marker City of Ann Arbor

We are looking for volunteers for our Second Annual Ann Arbor city-wide Chimney Swift count, September 15-17, 2017. 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.

CLICK HERE to sign up for your choice of date and location using SignUpGenius. 


Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your results after the survey, and post it on eBird if you have an account. Michigan Audubon would also like you to post information in their data set, so be sure to complete this last step. Submit your data to Michigan Audubon by filling out the form HERE.

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!