Staunton, VA:  Stuart Hall -- ~6,000
Erie, PA:  St. Joseph's Apartments -- 1,645
Truro, Nova Scotia:  NS Agricultural College -- no swifts
Clarksburg, WV:  85 year old residence -- ~150
Colombia, SC:  Whatley Mill -- no swifts
Kearney, MO:  Kearney Jr. High School -- 1140
Roseburg, OR:  40' chimney --
5030 Vaux's Swifts
Arlington, VA:  Fairlington Community Center -- 239
Athens, GA:  The Bottleworks -- 325
Truro, NS Canada:  NS Ag. College -- no swifts
Jonestown, TX:  Old Cistern -- 1,199
Canton, Massachusetts:  High School -- 84
Raleigh, NC:  Brick apartment bldg. -- +400

Whitefish Bay, WI:  1930's office building -- 35
Richland Center, WI:  brick bakery building -- 192
Independence, OR: City Library --
330 Vaux's Swifts
Redmond, WA:  Residence -- 
2 Vaux's Swifts
Abita Springs, LA:  Wooden Chimney Swift Tower -- 427
Kewaunee, WI:  Abandoned brewery -- 25
Portland, OR:  Chapman Elementary School --
4,500,
     5,500, 5,520 Vaux's Swifts
Baltimore, MD:  The Mill Center -- 4,931,  5,232
Austin, TX:  O'Henry Middle School -- 960
Fredonia, WI:  Neunes, WI -- 300 to 350
Annandale, VA:  Belvedere Elementary School -- 650
Columbia, SC:  Clemson University's Sandhills
      Experiment Station -- 50
Fairfax, VA:  Luther Jackson Middle School -- 3,400
Wolfville, Nova Scotia:  Robie Tuft Nature Center  -- no
       swifts
Middleton, Nova Scotia:  Middleton Regional High School
       -- no swifts
Austin, TX:  Residential chimney -- 10
Montello, WI:  old chimney -- 250
Holt, MO: 
Wooden Chimney Swift Tower -- 34
Hamburg, PA:  Hamburg Post Office chimney -- 324, 241
Austin, TX: 
Cinder Block Chimney Swift Tower -- 132, 82
Somonauk, IL:  Chimney -- 60
Durham, NC:  Duke University Campus -- 640
Enumclaw, WA:  Movie theater chimney -- 435
     Vaux's Swifts
East Dundee, IL:  80
McMinnville, OR:  Chimney --
~800 Vaux's Swifts
Beaver Falls, PA:  Blackwall High School -- ~160
Gainesville, FL:  Small brick chimney -- 8
                             11 story chimney -- 322
Spartanburg, SC:  Large Chimney -- 1,000 to 3,000
Driftwood, TX:  Water Barn Swift Tower -- 86 to 109
                             Swiftern -- 26
Lafayette, LA:  Plywood Chimney Swift Tower -- 15
Marietta, GA :  Brick house chimney -- 40
Grundy, VA:  Grundy High School Chimney -- 2,250
Fayetteville, NC:  Ashley Elementary School -- 950
Baltimore, MD:  Chimney -- 89
Davenport, IA:  Muffler shop chimney -- 400 to 450

GUIDELINES

Locate a Chimney Swift or Vaux's Swift roost in your area.
On one night over the weekend of September 6, 7, 8, you observe the roost at 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!

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