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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)

Swift Nights Out

icon date2 Friday, August 14, 2020
icon timer 08:15pm
icon map marker Ann Arbor, Michigan

We are looking for volunteers for our Fifth Annual Ann Arbor-Washtenaw County Chimney Swift count, August 14, 15 and 16. 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. If you know of an active roost that's not listed, email leader Juliet Berger  to add it to the sign up. This is the perfect event for social distancing. Only one household may sign up per Chimney Swift Roost. We usually say to bring your friends, but this year, only bring family members in your personal bubble.

Chimney Swifts are in steep decline across North America, so let's help find out how they are doing in Washtenaw County. Bring your household along, to show them how these very cool aerial insectivores share our cities and towns with us.

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! Email Juliet Berger with your results at NAPbirds@a2gov.org or president@washtenawaudubon.org, after the survey, and post it on eBird if you have an account. Thanks for your help!!

Click here to sign up!

Email leader Juliet Berger 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!

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Swift Nights Out

icon date2 Saturday, August 15, 2020
icon timer 08:15pm
icon map marker Ann Arbor, Michigan

We are looking for volunteers for our Fifth Annual Ann Arbor-Washtenaw County Chimney Swift count, August 14, 15 and 16. 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. If you know of an active roost that's not listed, email leader Juliet Berger  to add it to the sign up. This is the perfect event for social distancing. Only one household may sign up per Chimney Swift Roost. We usually say to bring your friends, but this year, only bring family members in your personal bubble.

Chimney Swifts are in steep decline across North America, so let's help find out how they are doing in Washtenaw County. Bring your household along, to show them how these very cool aerial insectivores share our cities and towns with us.

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! Email Juliet Berger with your results at NAPbirds@a2gov.org or president@washtenawaudubon.org, after the survey, and post it on eBird if you have an account. Thanks for your help!!

Click here to sign up!

Email leader Juliet Berger 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!

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Swift Nights Out

icon date2 Sunday, August 16, 2020
icon timer 08:15pm
icon map marker Ann Arbor, Michigan

We are looking for volunteers for our Fifth Annual Ann Arbor-Washtenaw County Chimney Swift count, August 14, 15 and 16. 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. If you know of an active roost that's not listed, email leader Juliet Berger  to add it to the sign up. This is the perfect event for social distancing. Only one household may sign up per Chimney Swift Roost. We usually say to bring your friends, but this year, only bring family members in your personal bubble.

Chimney Swifts are in steep decline across North America, so let's help find out how they are doing in Washtenaw County. Bring your household along, to show them how these very cool aerial insectivores share our cities and towns with us.

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! Email Juliet Berger with your results at NAPbirds@a2gov.org or president@washtenawaudubon.org, after the survey, and post it on eBird if you have an account. Thanks for your help!!

Click here to sign up!

Email leader Juliet Berger 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!

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