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Swift Nights Out

icon date2  Saturday, August 18, 2018
icon timer  08:15pm
icon map marker Ann Arbor, Michigan

We are looking for volunteers for our Third Annual Ann Arbor city-wide Chimney Swift count, August 17-19, 2018. 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.

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. 

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!


Minors traveling on Washtenaw Audubon Society field trips without a parent or guardian must bring with them a completed and signed copy of the consent form available by clicking here: Field Trip Permission, Medical Release, and Waiver of Liability (PDF)