Little Rock, AR:  Big Mac building  -  ~300
Lombard, IL:  Sacred Heart Church  -  150 to 200
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon Tower -  223
Austin, TX:  O'Henry Mid. School  -  650
Springfield Township, MI:  Anderson El. School  -  24
~Canby, OR:  Residential chimney  -  30 Vaux's
Austin, TX:  Great Hills Park CHSW Tower  -  12
Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC:  Com. Chimney  - 155
New Castle, PA:  Residential Chimney  -  4
Somers, CT:  Kibbe Fuller School  -  17
Spotsylvania, VA:  Residential chimney  -  4
Greenwood, IN:  North Grove El. School  -  40
Morehead City, NC:  West Carteret H.S  -  300
Elkhart, IN:  Free-standing chimney  -  0
Elkhart, IN:  Catalog Center Bldg.  -  356
Westfield Center, OH:  Westfield Center Elem.  -  515
Lothian, MD:  Jug Bay Wetlands Sanct. Chimney  -  3
Calallen, TX:  Residential chimney  -  105
Palm Coast, FL:  Residential chimney  -  4 to 5
Adamsville, OH:  Residential chimney  -  45
Orlando, Fl:  Residential chimney  -  50
Havelock, NC:  Arthur Edwards Elem.  -  400
Mars, PA:  Mars United Presbyterian Church  -  107
Alexandria, PA:  Residential chimney  -  5
Elkhart, IN:  Duracool factory bldg.  -  2
Galen, OH:  United Methodist  - 1600, 1860, 1890
Quebec, QC:  Commercial chimney  -  89
Nevada, IA:  Commercial chimney  -  473
Brenham, TX:  Residential chimney  -  75 to 100
Holland, MI:  warehouse chimney  -  345, 360
Muscotine, IA:  Apartment chimney  -  60 to 70
Saint Adolphe, MB: Commercial chimney  -  3
Emlenton, PA:  Crawford Bldg.  -  650
Ft. Walton Beach, FL:  Residential chimney  -  24
Austin, TX:  Residential chimney  -  5
Front Royal, VA:  unknown chimney  -  280
Topeka, KS:  Church chimney  -  190 [302]
Henry County, AL:  Residential chimney  -  13
Blanco County, TX:  CHSW tower  -  2
Geneseo, NY:  York Central School  ~  185
West Milton, OH:  Milton Union El. School  -  100
Austin, TX:  Antique Marketplace  -  695
Austin, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  6
Temiscaming, QC:   Catholic Church  -  (3)
Rock Rapids, IA:  Residential chimney  -  75
Richmond, VA:  Thom. Jefferson HS  -  1,100
Richmond, VA:  U. of Richmond, Ryan Hall  -  50
Dayton, OH:  Warehouse chimney  -  255
Vandalia, OH:  Morton JHS  -  375
London, ON:  Multiple sites  (see reports)  -  533
Racine, WI:  Commercial chimney  -  68
Pittsburg, KS:  Multiple sites (see reports)  -  328
Omaha, NE:  Warehouse chimney  -  328
Delaware, OH:  National Guard Armory  -  661
Libertyville, IL:  Masonic Hall  -  ~500
Dunwoody, GA:  Residential chimney  -  ~123
Middleton, NS:  Chimney  -  ~300
Front Royal, VA:  Commercial chimney  -  500+
Tawas City, MI:  Multiple sites (see reports)
Elkhart, IN:  Elkhart Central HS  -  280
Wimberley, TX:  Chimney Swift Tower  -  0
Middleburg, VA:  Residential Chimney  -  10
Oxford, OH:  Commercial chimney  -  0
Portsmouth, OH:  In flight  -  100 to 150
Abbeville, AL:  Residential Chimney  -  13
Saint-Jean-Baptiste, MB:  Rectory Chimney  -  4
Wolfville, NS:  Robie Tufts Nature Center  -  29/16
Belfast, ME:  Brick chimney  -  41
Racine, WI:  Multiple sites  -  26/68  (see reports)
Bristol, CT:  Old school chimney  -  58
New Glasgow, NS:  School chimney  -  43
Louisville, KY:  Ascension School chimney  -  20
Louisville, KY:  Jewish Community Center  -  +500
Bellaire, TX:  Whole Foods chimney  -  383
Kenduskeag, ME:  Residential chimney  -  7
Owen Sound, ON:  Old Courthouse  -  20 to 30
Hutchinson, MN:  Residential chimney  -  55
Oxford, CT:  Elementary School  -  "hundreds"
Galena, KS:  Liberty Elm. School  -  393
Naperville, IL:  Elmwood School  -  +100
Westerville, OH:  Chimney Swift Tower  -  5 or 6
Galena, KS:  Liberty Elem. School  -  554
Houston, TX:  Sutton Elem. School  -  110
Bryn Athyn, PA:  School Chimney  -  400 to 500
Delaware, OH:  National Guard Armory  -  233
Spartanburg, SC:  Elem. School  -  7 / 9 / 6
Shepherdstown, WV:  Shepherd Univ.  -  470
Baltimore, MD:  Multiple  -  940 / 313 / 846 / 660 / 150
Dowagiac, MI:  Borgess-Lee Mem. Hospital  -  520
Oldenburg, IN:  Retirement home chimney  -  2300
Front Royal, VA:  Multiple sites  -  high # 452
Pella, IA:  Pella Community Center  -  ~450
Jonestown, TX:  Old Cistern  -  1750
New Martinsville, WV:  Church Chimney  -  460
Abilene, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  178
Elkhart, IN:  Residential Chimney  -  134
Spotsylvania, PA:  Residential Chimney  -  3
Hew Hope, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  8
Conway, SC:  Residential Chimney  -  98
Austin, TX:  CHSW Tower  -  10
Clemmons, NC:  Commercial Chimney  -  5500
Bellaire, TX:  Whole Foods  -  417
Clarksburg, WV:  Residential Chimney  -  73
West Chester, PA:  Residential Chimney  -  200
Austin, TX:  Great Hills Park CHSW Tower  -  12

GUIDELINES

Locate a Chimney Swift or Vaux's Swift roost in your area.
On one night over the weekend of
August 10, 11, 12,
and / or
September 7. 8. 9
you observe the roost starting about 30 minutes before dusk and estimate the number of swifts that enter.
When you have your number, contact us with your results.


Please include the following:


  • Number of  swifts counted
  • Time (and time zone)
  • Date
  • Location
  • Address: city, state/province
  • Broad description of the site, e.g. school, warehouse, residence, Chimney Swift Tower, etc.
  • Weather conditions may also be reported.

Email Us!

We will continue to update the results through the end of September.

Thank you for your support of
Chimney Swift conservation.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Garland, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  35
New Martinsville, WV:  Residential  -  20
Alexandria, VA:  Boiler Chimney  -  242
Kewaunee, WI:  Brewery Chimney  -  120
Myrtle Beach, SC:  Church  -  100+
North Bennington, VT:  Commercial  - 60
Pittsburg, KS:  Multiple  - 590
Dayton, OH:  Warehouse  - 750
Vandalia, OH:  Morton JHS  -  1250
Holt, MO:  CHSW Towers  -  25
London, ON:  Multiple  -  2553
Falls Church, VA:  Jackson MS  -  ~4000
Memphis, TN:  Commercial  -  4007
West Milton, OH:  Milton-Union  ES  -  276
Ft. Walton Beach, FL:  Residential  -  21
Southern Pines, NC:  Commercial  -  300
Lyman, SC:  Residential  -  354
Tawas City, MI:  0
Austin, TX:  O'Henry MS  -  2600
Elkhart, IN:  Multiple  -  5 / 130
Milwaukee, WI:  Apartment Chimney  -  50
Milwaukee, WI:  School Chimney  -  8
Nashville, TN:  School Chimney  -  0
Griegsville, NY:  School Chimney  -  750
Austin,  TX:  Commercial Chimney  -  1007
Holly Springs, MS:  Commercial  -  171
Johnson, City, TX:  Pedernales Falls  -  2
Elkhart, IN:  Multiple sites (see reports)
Newburg, OR:  res / com  -   3000 Vaux's
Ridgewood, NJ:  School Chimney  -  770
Pittsburg, KS:  Multiple sites (see reports)
Joplin, MO: School chimney  -  1050
Cameron, MO:  Comm. Chimney  -  1000s
Westtown, PA:  School Chimney  -  36
Austin, TX:  CHSW Tower  -  13
Baltimore, MD:  Comm  Chimney 505 / 234
Miami, FL:  Residential  -  5
Alexandria, PA:  Residential  -  1
Ft. Gibson, OK:  Commercial   -  ~10,000
Durham, NC:  unknown roost site  -  ~45
Wentzville, MO:  Residential  -  +30
Staunton, VA:  Multiple sites (see reports)
Spartanburg, SC:  Multiple (see reports)
Arlington, OH:  Hastings Mid School 60-70
Raleigh, NC:  NCSU  -  711, 790, 539
Lancaster, OH:  Residence  -  ~70
New Castle, PA:  Residence  -  222
Holt, MO:  CHSW Tower  -  150
Waycross, GA:  Apartment  -  888
Oklahoma City, OK:  Commercial  - +1000
Silver Spring, MD:  Elem. School  -  40-50
Corpus Christi, TX:  Multiple (see reports)
Rockingham, NC:  Commercial  -  600


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