Bellaire, TX:  Whole Foods  -  27
Bellaire, TX:  Pershing Middle School  -  38
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon Tower  -  197
Dayton, TX:  Old Rice Drier  -  231
Clinton, TN:  Hollow trees  -  8
Rochester, NY:  Urban School  -  11
Palm Shores, FL:  Residential Chimney  -  2
Winterset, IA:  Winterset Middle School  -  174
Florence, AL:  Residential Chimney  -  12
Kewaunee, WI:  Old Brewery Smoke Stack  -  140
Morehead City, NC:  West Carteret H. School  -  ~500
Stonewall, NC:  Pamlico Middle School  -  ~300
Jonestown, TX:  Old Concrete Cistern  -  1099
Athen, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  103
Austin, TX:  O'Henry Middle School  -  ~1000
Elkhart, IN:  Boris Smoler Factory Chimney  -  12
Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC: Comm. Chimney - 239
Elkhart, IN:  Residential Chimney  -  145
LaGrange, TX:  LaGrange Middle School  -  630
Dallas, TX:  Dallas County Extension Office  -  375
Shepherdstown, WV:  Shepherd University  -  313
Johnson City, TX:  2 Chimney Swift Towers  -  4
Trois-Rivières , QC:   Commercial Chimney  -  16
Mayville, ND:  Commercial Chimney  -  26
Houston, TX:  Sutton Elementary School  -  142
Dayton, OH:  Lincoln Storage Warehouse  -  20
Port Republic, VA:  Residential Chimney  -  8
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon Tower  -  178
Garland, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  23
Havelock, NC:  Arthur Edwards Elem. School  -  ~600
Elkhart, IN:  Strauss Pie factory  -  368
St. Paul, MN:  Randolph Heights Elem. School  -  132
Galena, OH:  Galena Methodist Church  -  1320
Delaware, OH:  National Guard Armory  -  23
Delaware, OH:   Gym / Ohio Wesleyan  U.  -  343
Golden Valley, MN:  Commercial Chimney  -  33
Roseburg, OR:  One-story Chimney  - 
237 Vaux's
Dayton, TX:  Old Rice Drier  -  323
Oldenburg, IN:  Convent Chimneys  -  557, 159
Nobel, ON:  Nobel School  -  6
Austin, TX:  Commercial Chimney  -  395
Grand Rapids, MI:  Riverside Middle School  -  249
Austin, TX:  Great Hills Chimney Swift Tower  -  10
Milford Center, OH:  Residential Chimney  -  3
Greer, SC:  Starlight Ballroom  -  115
Sutherlin, OR:  Residential Chimney  -  ~5
Spotsylvania, VA:  Residential Chimney  -  6
Smithville, VA:  G.W. Delk Dept. Store  -  ~160
Newton, KS:  Commercial Chimney  -  487
Shorewood, WI:  Apartment Bldg. Chimney  -  25
Rochester, MN:  Residential Chimney  -  8
Eminence, MO:  Residential Chimney  -  6
Austin, TX:  O'Henry Middle School  -  1277
Fort Walton Beach, FL:  Residential Chimney  -  60
Pittsburg, KS:  Westside School  -  329
Dallas, TX:  Dallas County Extension Office  -  375
Austin, TX:  Shoal Creek Chimney Swift Tower  -  8
Wolfville, NS:  Robie Tufts CHSW Tower  -  16 / 20
McGowan Lake, NS:  Chimney saved for Swifts  -  0
Homer. LA:  Homer Elementary School  -  500
Homer, LA:  Masonic Lodge  -  45
Greigsville, NY:  York Central School  -  72
Sutherlin, OR:  Residential - 
nesting Vaux's
Austin, TX:  O'Henry Middle School  -  1277
Fort Walton Beach, FL:  Residential  -  68 / 0
Kenosha, WI:  Roosevelt Theater  -  42
Wichita Falls, TX:  Rider High School  -  130
Greensburg, PA:  Commercial Chimney  -  75 / 80
Brampton, ON:  Commercial Chimney  -  36
Racine, WI:  Small Commercial Chimney  -  43
Racine, WI:  Racine Water Department  -  9
Ashville, NC:  Unused Boiler Chimney  -  96
Dayton, TX:  Old Rice Drier  -  +400
Elkhart, IN:  Old Rice School Tower  -  115
Oakman, GA:  Chimney Swift Tower  -  4 / 1
Winterset, IA:  Chimney Swift Tower  -  5
Tullahoma, TN:  Tullahoma High School  -  387
Westtown, PA:  Westtown School  -  45
Houston, TX:  Commercial Chimney  -  211 / 225 / 20
River Forest, IL:  Residential Chimney  -  3
Staten Island, NY:  NYS Armory  -  30 to 40
Holland, MI:  Commercial Chimney  -  94 / 96 / 162
Eugene, OR:  Residential Chimney  -  ~
200 Vaux's
New Glasgow, NS:  Temperance St. School  -  74 / 62
South Pines, NC:  Commercial Chimney  -  ~100
Austin, TX:  AFL  - CIO Bldg.  -  565
Penisula, OH:  Woodridge Intermediate School  -  480
North Richland Hills, TX:  Richland High School -  15
Parma, OH:  Dentzler Elementary School  -  319, 287
Dayton, TX:  Old Rice Drier  -  558
Joplin. MO:  North Middle School  -  250
Cleveland. OH:  Lonnie Burton Rec. Center  -  50
Staunton, VA:  Stuart Hall High School  -  2215
Dayton, TX:  Old Rice Drier  -  215
Brunswick, ME:  Commercial Chimney  -  121
Wheeling, WV:  Bridge Street Middle School  -  1965
Midlothian, VA:  Residential Chimney  -  3
Shorewood, WI:  St. Robert's School  -  185
Moscow, ID:  2 Comm. Chimney  - 
150 to 455 Vaux's
Whitefish Bay, WI:  Fox Bay Theater  -  290
Dublin, OH:  Sells Middle School  -  ~750
Monaca, PA:  Residential Chimney  -  ~100
Baltimore, MD:  The Carolina Chimney  -  700
Austin, TX:  Chimney Swift Tower  -  10
Kansas City, MO:  Red Bridge Christian Church

GUIDELINES

Locate a Chimney Swift or Vaux's Swift roost in your area.
On one night over the weekend of
August 8, 9, 10,
and / or
September 12, 13. 14
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!

Somerset, KY:  1100
Staunton, VA:  Stuart Hall HS  -  8005, 15865
Medina, NY:  Medina Middle School  -  57
Elkhart, IN:  Midwest Museum of Art  -  150
Baltimore, MD:  Urban Loft Chimney  -  10
Nashville, TN:  Delta City Club  -  577
Falls Church, VA:  Luther Jackson MS  -  2500
Jonestown, TX:  Old Cistern  -  1965
Atlanta, GA:  Piedmont Hall  -  1100
Ocala, FL:  Residential Chimney  -  14
Racine, WI:  Racine Journal Times  -  320
Holt, MO:  Chimney Swift Towers  -  150
Savannah, GA:  Residential Chimney  -  37
Topeka, KS:  State Street Elem.  -  450
Ridgewood, NJ:  G. Washington MS  -  1420
Healdsburg, CA: Rio Linda Acad.  -
20000 Vaux's
Baltimore, MD:  Hampden Bindery  -  3090
Havana, FL:  Residential Chimney  -  9
Greer, SC:  Starlight Ballroom  -  650
Stevensville, MT:  Commercial  - 
~400 Vaux's
Bryn Athyn, PA:  School Chimney  -  ~400
Richmond, VA:  Multiple Sites  -  100,  200
Washington, DC:  -  School Chimney  -  ~300
La Crosse, WI:  Aquinas High School  -  0
Conway, SC:  ~136
Galena and Delaware, OH:  multiple  -  1970 /
    1130 / 190
Johnson City, TX:  Chimney Swift Tower  -  2
Athens, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  103
Lynchburg, VA:  Multiple  -  19 / 1800 / 10
Gainesville, FL:  Church Chimney  -  257
Homer, LA:  Multiple  -  459 / 153
Parma, OH:  Church Chimney  -  190
Edinburgh, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  75
Lyndonville, NY:  Multiple  -  162 / 342
Glens Falls, NY:  Academy Building  -  250
Oldenburg, IN:  Convent Chimneys  -  1257 /
    698
Nacogdoches, TX:  School Chimney  -  80
Austin, TX:  Travis High School  -  2440
Garland, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  6
Holland, MI:  Multiple  -  (see details)
Austin, TX:  Commercial Chimney  -  730
Newton, NJ:  Hospital Chimney  -  45
Westfield, OH:  Center Elem. School  -  44 / 356
Elizabethtown, KY:  Multiple  -  900 / 800
Sat. Louis, MO:  Multiple sites  -  500 to 1000
Bastrop, TX:  Concrete Cistern  -  ~200
Walhalla, SC:  Residential Chimney  -  20
Baltimore, MD:  The Carolina Chimney  -  887
Austin, TX:  Chimney Swift Tower  -  94
Bellaire, TX:  Whole Foods Chimney  -  276
Beaverton, OR:  Residential   - 
~50 Vaux's
Pittsburg, KS:  Multiple Reports  -  338
Seven Pines, NC:  S.P. Elementary  -  1500
Austin, TX:  O'Henry M.S.  -  1692
Abbeville, AL:  Residential  -  18
Dayton, TX:  Old Rice Drier  -  275
Austin, TX:  Great Hills CHSW Tower  -  15
Four-State Vaux's count:
Multiple counts and sites -  47,170 Vaux's Swifts
Wichita Falls, TX: Ryder High School  -  520
Fairfax, VA:  Juvenile District Court  -  ~400
Spartanburg, SC:  Multiple sites  -  14 to 571
Grundy, VA:  Grundy HS  -  + 5000
Barnesville, OH:  Olney Friends School  -  8
San Antonio, TX:  Residential  -  ~20
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon  -  2

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