The Kyles' eight-acre homestead (now a Travis Audubon Society sanctuary) has become a world-renowned Chimney Swift sanctuary and research station, with more than a dozen Chimney Swift towers of various designs located throughout their property. The swifts return each spring to many of these towers, where they rear their young and where their home life is observed and recorded in previously undocumented detail.5 3/4x8 1/2. 152 pp. 41 color and 4 black and white photos. 28 line drawings.
In Chimney Swifts, the Kyles share the knowledge they have gained, providing readers with an unprecedented peek into the secret life of these beneficial, insect-eating birds. With a non-technical narrative, numerous photos, and original drawings, they explore Chimney Swift natural history and provide practical guidelines for homeowners to coexist peacefully with these remarkable spring and
What people are saying about this book
"This is a truly outstanding book on a fascinating subject, written by a remarkable husband and wife team who have followed their passions and devoted decades of their lives to the study, conservation, and rehabilitation of Chimney Swifts." --James R. Hill III, founder and executive director, Purple Martin Conservation Association
"With the publication of the Kyles' work we enter a new era of literature, research, and field work on the chimney swift. . . . [This book] will stand as the definitive volume on the species." -- Richard B. Fischer, Cornell University
" ...thoughly entertaining, vitally conservation relevant, and a must read for anyone concerned about conserving America's birds. My congratulations to the authors!" -- Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International
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