August

Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon -- 109 / 6
Jonestown, TX:  The Carter-Jones Cistern -- 685
Brampton, Ontario, Canada:  Old Mill -- 36
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon --  141
Austin, TX:  O'Henry Middle School -- 500
Griegsville, N
.Y:  Public school chimney -- 120
Memphis, TN:  Elementary School -- 426
Travis County, TX: The Castle -- 18
Vermillion, SD:  University of South Dakota -- + 1000
Richland Center, Wisconsin:  Multiple sites --  261
Fayetteville, NC:  Ashley School -- 475
Roseburg, OR:   Pottery Shed Chimney -- 1 Vaux's
Baltimore, MD:  Two chimneys -- 390 / 654 / 692
Worthington, OH:  School chimneys --  218 / 235
McHenry, IL:  Residential chimney -- 20
Johnson City, TX:  Middendorf Ranch -- 5
Romeo, MI:  Residential chimney -- 5
Nashville, TN:  Tusculum Elementary School -- 310
Roseburg, OR:  Residential chimney --  270 Vaux's
Saint Joseph, MO:  Church chimney -- 220 to 400
Mt. Vernon, IA:  Residential chimney -- 1
Dayton, OH:  Horace Mann Montessori School -- +10
Elgin, IL:  Church chimney  -- 325
East Dundee, IL:  Bicycle garage building -- 87
Driftwood, TX:  Water barn towers -- 141, 5, 171
Austin, TX:  Downtown office chimney -- ~ 100
Mount Union, PA: 
 Large chimney on school -- 156
Austin, TX:  Austin, TX
:   Elementary school -- 2000
Joplin, MO:  Apartment building chimney -- 365

September

Oxford, OH:  17 / 225 / 95 / 1,160
Silverton, OR:  10 year-old chimney --  2-300 Vaux's
New Port Richey, FL:  256
Memphis, TN:  Elementary school -- 902
Marietta, GA:  brick house chimney -- 28
Staunton, VA:  multiple sites -- 17 / 194 / 221 / 144
Walkertown, NC:  Walkertown Middle School -- 588
Mount Union, PA:  School Chimney -- 1086

Clarksburg, WV:  Residential chimney -- 61
Chapel Hill, NC:   Multiple sites -- 400 / 650
Wright City, Missouri:  Middle school chimney -- 15
Austin, TX:  Chimney Swift towers -- 5 / 142
Austin, TX:  Chimney Swift towers -- 6 / 160
Austin, TX:  Chimney Swift towers -- 6 / 181
Winston-Salem, NC:   ~ 10,000
Austin, TX:  Downtown chimney -- 93
Madison, WI:  Hotel chimney -- 95
Wayne, MI:  First United Methodist Church -- 435
Conway, SC:  Residential chimney -- 360
Pfafftown, NC:   Elementary School chimney -- 8,000
Saint Joseph, MO: Church chimney -- 760 /  835
Austin, TX:  Middle school chimney -- 1160
Austin, TX:  Chimney Swift Tower -- 6
Holland, MI:  Church chimney -- 184
Portland, OR:  6300 Vaux's
Baltimore, MD:  Multiple sites -- maximum of 7403
Fredonia, WI:  Lumber Company -- 470 / 560
Union, OR:  High school chimney -- 330
Miami, FL:  Multiple sites:  70 / 225 / 95 / 236 / 1160
Winston-Salem, NC:  ~10000
Johnson City, TX:  Chimney Swift Tower -- 7
Eureka, MO:  Farmhouse chimney -- 50
Tyler, TX:  Dairy plant smoke stack -- 1100
Whitefish Bay, WI:  14
Durham, NC:  Church chimney -- 97
Kearney, MO:  Junior High school -- 25
Racine, WI:  Brick chimney -- 118
Nashville, TN:  Elementary school -- 197
Vermillion, SD:  Smoke stack -- ~12
Bellaire, TX:  Large chimney -- 75
Delaware, OH:  National Guard Armory -- 1420
Fayetteville, NC:  Ashley School -- 696
La Grande, OR:  Church chimney -- 1250
Holt, MO:  Chimney Swift Towers -- 144 / +10
Raleigh, NC:  4 story chimney -- 340
Topeka, KS:  Church chimney -- ~720
Driftwood, TX:  Chimney Swift Tower -- 8
Saint Joseph, MO:  1077
Richmond, VA:  1914 brick chimney -- ~1000
Lockhart, TX:  Recycle center -- 725
Baltimore, MD:  390 / 654 / 692
Naples, TX:  18 / 24
Joplin, MO:  365 / 273
Upper Arlington, OH:  30-50
Joplin, MO:  651
Covington, LA:  450
Dublin, OH:  3,800
Wichita, KS:  177
Belvedere, VA:  950
Joplin, MO:  476
St. Joseph, MO:  1300
Davidson, NC:  250
Austin, TX:  50
Griegsville, NY:  550 / 310
Seattle, WA:  2-300 Vaux's Swifts
Buffalo, NY:  ~100
Durham, NC:  1200
Attalla, AL:  105
East Dundee, IL:  108 / 90 / 40
Havelock, NC:  ~400

GUIDELINES

Locate a Chimney Swift or Vaux's Swift roost in your area.
On one night over the weekend of
August 15, 16, 17,
and / or
September 5, 6, 7
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!

Rochester, WI:  48 - 52
Waterford, WI:  220 / 25
Racine, WI:  143 / 86
Clarksville, TN:  350
Charlotte, NC:  350 / 250
Ashville, NC:  2000
Charlotte, NC:  +1000 / 500 - 600
Romeo, MI:  225
Thompson, GA:  50 / 30
Oxford, OH:  70 / 225 / 95 / 236 / 600
Memphis, TN:  3322

October

Alton, IL:  "2 very large flocks"
Charleston,  WV:  50 / 60
Benton Harbor, MI:  "a single swift"
Bastrop, TX:  "a single swift"

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