A SWIFT NIGHT OUT
A Continent-wide Chimney Swift Roost Monitoring Project
We counted 94 chimney swifts, from about 7:00pm-8pm. (They really didn't start doing much till around 7:30, and were all in the chimney by around 8.)
This was on Saturday night, September 10, 2011. Location: Asheville, NC. (West Asheville section of town.) The site is a furniture store (Luke Atkinson furniture) with a chimney. It's right beside two moderately busy streets...Brevard Rd and Haywood Rd. Weather was beautiful, felt like fall...scattered clouds and cool. Thanks for compiling this. We had fun watching and counting!
On September 11, 2011, Helen Pugh and I observed 41 Chimney Swifts enter the Kewpee’s Sandwich Shop chimney at 520 Wisconsin Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin, between 7:15 and 7:25 PM. It was a perfect late summer evening (clear, mild, calm).
425 Chimney Swifts dived into the chimney at St Robert's school in
September 11, 2011 - Three parties from the Sperry-Galligar Audubon counted Chimney Swifts at three locations in Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS. Had a total of 1287 birds counted at three roosts. A former grade
Staten Island, NY
Here are the results for 9/9 and 9/11 for the New York State Armory on 321 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314.
9/9 Sunset at 7:16 PM estimate of 200.
9/11 Sunset at 7:13 PM estimate of 300.
There has been an increase in the number of Chimney Swifts 20111 compared to 2010. All numbers are estimates.
September 9, 2011
large chimney on private building in downtown Charlotte, NC
7:20 to 8:15 p.m., approx 75 degrees, clear
236 total birds
Peak period = 7:50 to 8:07 234 birds
Howard and Amy Landers
Mount Horeb, WI
Date: Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Time: 7:32 to 8:05 pm
Location: Staunton, Va. 24401.
Brick chimney locaed at the city jail site
3-story high chimney
Date: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
Time: 7:25 to 8:03 pm
Count: 2, 520
Location: Same as above
Date: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011
Time: 7:15 to 7:58 pm
Location: Same as above.
Corpus Christi, TX
counted 7 Chimney Swifts entering the chimney at my home on Sept. 11. My address is 4437 Clear Fork Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78410. A beautiful full moon was climbing the sky to my right as I observed the swifts entering the chimney just at sunset and about 20-25 minutes after. They always seem to come home when I think it's too dark for them to see.
About 3 swifts entered and then immediately exited the chimney, but 7 stayed the night.