A SWIFT NIGHT OUT
2010
A Continent-wide Chimney Swift Roost Monitoring Project
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INDIVIDUAL REPORTS

Dublin, OH

Last night I made an unexpected stop at Sells Middle School in Dublin along 161 just west of Dublin Rd. I was not disappointed. It was about 9:02 pm and I pulled in behind the school near the tennis courts and the sound of swifts 'twittering' filled the area. By about 9:23 pm all was quiet but in about 20 minutes I would estimate that 200 to 250 Chimney Swifts came swirling clockwise from all directions and entered the large school chimney.

Darlene Sillick


Bathurst, NB

Yesterday evening [July 19/10] in Bathurst at the old Armory  Building (1885), corner of Main St. and St-Peter, Roland Robichaud counted at least 250  Chimney Swift entering a chimney at the rear of the building. Someone from Bathurst had contacted him at the Eco Park in Lameque where he is working to inform him of many birds entering that chimney.

Frank Branch


May 1/10 - 0 - Robie Tufts Nature Centre (RTNC), Wolfville - Jim Wolford
May 4/10 - 5+ - RTNC, Wolfville - Harold Forsyth, Jim Wolford
May 4/10 - some heard (guess perhaps 25??) - Middleton - Claire Diggins
May 5/10 - 44 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
May 6/10 - 115 - Middleton Reg. High School - Wayne Neily
May 8/10 - 100+ - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Elizabeth Doull
May 8/10 - 5 - seen along Butler Rd., sw. of Kentville - Rick Whitman
May 9/10 - 50+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jean & Stephanie Timpa
May 13/10 - 50+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Wendy Elliott, Jim Wolford
May 17/10 - 52 - Wolfville, RTNC - Brenda & Bill Thexton
May 17/10 - 90 - McGowan Lake hatchery/smithery chimney - Peter Hope et al.
May 17/10 - 386 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
May 18/10 - perhaps only half of 386 (not counted)+ puff of smoke!? -
New Glasgow - Ken McKenna + 25 other observers
May 18/10 - 90 - McGowan Lake old blacksmith/hatchery chimney - also a merlin was seen -- Peter Hope et al.
May 18/10 - zero - Wolfville, University Hall - Jim Wolford
May 19/10 - 394 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
May 20/10 - 65+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Pat Hawes, Jim Wolford, et al.
May 20/10 - 139 - McGowan Lake, Queen's County - Brad Toms et al.
May 21/10 - 44 - Wolfville, RTNC - Hendrick Reers, Sarah McGuire, Mary-Claire Sanderson
May 21/10 - zero - N.S. Agric. College, Bible Hill - Linda & Ross Hall
May 22/10 - 243 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
May 22/10 - 108 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - John Belbin, Cheryl Rutledge
May 22/10 - 65+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Gisela Westphalen
May 23/10 - 40+ - Wolfville, RTNC - ? & Ralph Winter, Jim Wolford
May 23/10 - 46 - St. Bernard big church, Digby Co. - Karen Potter
May 24/10 - 7 swifts seen in Bear River (driving through) - Karen Potter
May 24/10 - 21 - Wolfville, RTNC - Lauren Park, Megan Thibeault, Tony Napoli
May 24/10 - 18 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
May 25/10 - 110 - Middleton Regional High School - Claire Diggins
May 25/10 - 45+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolford
May 26/10 - 160+ - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
May 27/10 - 300 (very approx.) - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
May 27/10 - 66+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Lauren Park, Sarah McGuire, Mary-Claire Sanderson, Jim Wolford
May 28 & 29/10 - 300+ - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
May 28/10 - 60+ - Wolfville, RTNC? - A.G.??
May 30/10 - 55+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolford, Marke Slipp, Tracy, Jim (N.B.)
May 30/10 - 200+ - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
May 30/10 - 237 - Middleton Reg. H.S. - Wayne Neily
May 30/10 - 437 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
May 31/10 - 65+? (45+? + 20) - Wolfville - Melinda Norris, & a new Wolfvillager
June 2/10 - 103 - Wolfville, RTNC - Acadia Lifelong Learning (5), Jo Bishop,
Harold Forsyth, Jim Wolford
June 2/10 - 624 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
June 3/10 - 7 - Meisener's Section, Lunenburg Co. (house with very large old chimney) - Sylvia Fullerton
June 4/10 - 486 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
June 4/10 - 81+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Tony Napoli, the Winters, Jim Wolford, et al.
June 7/10 - 53+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolford, Marty Snyder + 3, & 4 from Sask.
June 8/10 - 130-140 - St. Bernard church, Digby County - Patricia Potter
June 9/10 - 42+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolford, Tony Napoli, man from Scotland
June 10/10 - 102 and a few minutes of smoke again! - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
June 10/10 - 85+ - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
June 10/10 - 93+ - Middleton Reg. High School - Jim Wolford
June 10/10 - 38 - Wolfville, RTNC - Tony Napoli, Hope Gillis, Henry Bradford
June 11/10 - 22 - Wolfville, RTNC - Debbie & Sam & Callum Tucker, Carol Nutt,
Howard Thame, Judy Tufts
June 11/10 - 85+ - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
June 12/10 - 24 - Wolfville, RTNC - 3 people from Canso (fide Tony Napoli)
June 13/10 - 21 - Wolfville, RTNC - Tony Napoli + 5 from Windsor
June 14/10 - 88 - McGowan Lake roost site - Alicia Pray-Leslie
June 15/10 - 80+ - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
June 16/10 - 185 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
June 16/10 - 22+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jo Bishop, Jim Wolford
June 17/10 - 30 - Wolfville, RTNC - Rob Woods (Georgefield)
June 18/10 - 40+ - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
June 18/10 - 15 - Wolfville, RTNC - Jo Bishop, Karen Potter
June 19/10 - 23 - Wolfville, RTNC - Jo Bishop
June 19/10 - 41 - St. Bernard church - Patricia Potter
June 21/10 - 43 - McGowan Lake, blacksmith/hatchery chimney -
Alicia Pray-Leslie
June 22/10 - 45 - McGowan Lake, old hatchery chimney - Alicia Pray-Leslie
June 22/10 - 18(+1?) - Wolfville, RTNC - Jo Bishop
June 23/10 - 21 - Wolfville, RTNC - Bev & Sherman Williams
June 25/10 - 22 - Wolfville, RTNC - Ann & Damon?/Daven? Booth
June 26/10 - 9++ - Wolfville, RTNC - Paula Magwood
June 28/10 - 52+ - Upper Falmouth old farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
June 30/10 - 84 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna et al.
June 30/10 - 27+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolfortd & 10+ others
July 3/10 - 76 - Middleton Reg. High School - Wayne Neily + 2 others
July 3/10 - 18 - Wolfville, RTNC - P & L Arbing?? Arbrey??
July 5/10 - 19? - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
July 5/10 - 56 - McGowan Lake hatchery/smithery - Alicia Pray-Leslie
July 6/10 - 25+ - Wolfville, RTNC - C. Fraser, Janet & Rick Whitman
July 7/10 - 99 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
July 7/10 - 24 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
July 7/10 - 13 - Wolfville, RTNC - Hope Gillis, Tony Napoli, + 2 from Annapolis R.
July 8/10 - 16 - Wolfville, RTNC - Peter & Greda ?? + 3 kids (family name illegible)
July 8/10 - 15 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
July 9/10 - 16 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
July 9/10 - 20 - Wolfville, RTNC -- A.G. (?)
July 10/10 - 32 - Wolfville, RTNC - J?S,LA,DA,SA (??)
July 12/10 - 33 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
July 13/10 - 42 - Wolfville, RTNC - Paula Magwood
July 14/10 - 45 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
July 14/10 - 202 - Middleton Reg. High School - Claire Diggins
July 15/10 - 34 - Wolfville, RTNC - ??
July 16/10 - 53 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
July 16/10 - 63 - Wolfville, RTNC - ??
July 17/10 - 20+ - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - Cheryl Rutledge
July 18/10 - 41 - Wolfville, RTNC - Bone/McMullin family (Dartmouth)
July 19/10 - 28 - Upper Falmouth farmhouse - John Belbin
July 20/10 - 54 - Wolfville, RTNC - Paula Magwood
July 21/10 - 168 - St. Bernard big stone church - Patricia & Grant Potter
July 22/10 - 51 (or 9+)(+ MERLIN) - Wolfville, RTNC - Paula Magwood, Wendy & Bob McDonald


Dayton, TX

Last night they counted 148 chimney swifts as they went to roost in the old rice dryer. Enjoyed having a boy scout with his grandparents there to help count.

Barbara Tilton
Lower Trinity Valley Bird Club
Friends of Trinity River Refuge

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