Jasper County, MO:  North Middle school  -  75
Travis County, TX:  7 / 39  /  120  + babies calling
Swan Quarter, NC:  residential chimney  -  6
Memphis, TN:  commercial chimney  -  1824
Elkhart, IN:  church chimney  -  201
Austin, TX:  O' Henry  School  ~1510
Monroeville, AL:  -  16
Lake Stevens, WA:  residential chimney  -  11 Vaux's
Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC: factory chimney  -  34

Elkhart, IN:  free-standing chimney  -  10
Havelock, NC:  Arthur Edwards School  ~ 500
Pittsburg, KS:  123 / 139 / 400 / 31 / 27
Berea, OH:  85 / 15
Kenduskeag, ME:  residential chimney  -  8
Richland Center, WI:  0
Galena, OH:  1132 / 9
Delaware, OH:  47+
Middleton, NS:  Middleton Regional H. School  -  59
Joplin, MO:  North Middle School  -  440
Walton Beach, FL:  residential chimney  -  1
Torrington, CT:  14 / 18 / 28 / 7 / 27
Cape Girardeau, MO:  368 / 157 / 255 / 205
Vermillion, SD:  45 / 340
Kelleys Island, OH:  commercial chimney  -  2
Mount Dora, FL:  residential chimney  -  8
Kenosha, WI:  church chimney  -  19
Georgetown, IN:  elementary school  -  850
Howell, MI:  office building chimney  -  180
Holland, MI  -  157, 238
Solon, OH  -  residential chimney:  8
Kelleys Island, OH  -  residential chimney: 10
Roseburg, OR  -  Pottery Shed chimney: 0
Baltimore, MD  -  4 storey residential chimney:  ~300
Paola, KS  -  very large chimney: 71
Orchard Park, NY  -  Orchard Park Mid. School: 30
Naperville, IL  -  Elmwood Elem. School:  30  -  50
Ellicott City, MD  -  commercial chimney: 0
Spartanburg, SC  -  405, 886
Austin, TX  -  incinerator chimney: ~1200
Travis County, TX  -  Chimney Swift tower: 224
Denton, TX  -  residential chimney : 200
Portland, OR  -  Chapman Elem. School: ~200
Plano, TX  -  residential chimney: 8
Westfield Center, OH  -  W. C. Elem. School:  140/581
Gloucester, VA  -  warehouse chimney:  51
Ann Arbor, MI  -  Slausson School:  ~1700 / 5000
Austin, TX  -  O. Henry School:  530
Lexington, SC  -  intermediate school chimney:  390
Houston, TX  -  SW Bell Building:  ~150
Oxford, OH  -  Sawyer Smokestack / Miami U:  2500
Bastrop, TX  -  Old Cistern:  250
Eugene, OR  -  Agate Hall, U of Oregon:  16,000
Minneapolis, MN  -  Mill City Coffee House:  2
Elkhart, IN  -  Municipal Building:  91
Staunton, VA  -  Stuart Hall HS: 23,000/34,000/15,000
Austin, TX  -  O. Henry Jr. High:  1600
Nashville, TN  -  Tusculum Elem. School:  239
New Castle, PA  -  residential chimney:  84
Southern Pines, NC  -  residential chimney:  750
La Crosse, WI  -  Aquinas High School:  26
Pittsburg, KS  -  various chimneys:  1327
Memphis, TN  -  Snowden School:  198
Portland, OR  -  Chapman Elem:  ~20,000
Ann Arbor, MI  -  Burns Park Elem:  550
Lindsey, OH  -  Washington Elem:  200
Clemmons, NC  -  Clemmons Elem:  ~3500
Seattle, WA  -  residential chimney:  250
Westtown, PA -  multiple chimneys:  60
Shorewood, WI  -  multiple chimneys:  50 / 370
Austin, TX  -  Antique Warehouse:  1700
Clarksburg, WV  -  residential chimney:  79
Durham, NC  -  church chimney:  103
Ridgewood,  NJ  -  Washington Mid. Sch:  520/300
Youngsville, LA  -  residential chimney:  12 / 13
Bryn Athyn, PA  -  incinerator tower:  450 / 500
Holt, MO  -  Chimney Swift Tower:  150
Raleigh, NC  -  Broughton HS:  ~1500 to 2500
Griegsville, NY  -  York Central School:  790
Roseburg, OR  -  Potterty  Shed:  1500 / UACT:  2
Dublin, OH  -  middle school chimney:  3950
Raleigh, NC  -  Alpert Root Elem:  ~ 300 to 400
Charleston, SC  -  residential chimney:  6
Falls Church, VA  -  Luther Jackson Mid. Sch:  172
Moscow, ID  -  Good Year Tire Ctr:  200 (max)
Hartselle, AL  -  commercial chimney:  1000  -  2000
Holly Springs, MS  -  Chimney Swift Tower:  2
Holly Springs, MS  -  Rust College: ~1200
Driftwood, TX  -  Chimney Swift Towers:  7 / 10
Travis County, TX  -  Chimney Swift Towers: 124 / 13
Indianapolis, IN  -  IPS School 91:  "thousands"
Austin, TX  -  O. Henry Jr. High:  3500
Toccoa, GA  -  residential chimney:  75  -  100
Jonestown, TX  -  Old concrete cistern:  1900
Bay Village, OH  -  school chimney:  1
Lakewood, OH  -  St. Peter's Church:  18
Lovettsville, VA  -  residential chimney: 12
Holland, MI  -  4' x 80' chimney:  3815 (high count)
Dublin, OH  -  school chimney:  +1200
Galena, OH  -  multiple sites:  1080, 167, 340, 21
Davisburg, MI  -  Andersonville Elem. School: 37
Spartanburg, SC  -  multiple sites:  570, 528, 247
Staunton, VA  -  Stuart Hall High School:  20,000
Joplin, MO  -  North Middle School: 950
Topeka, KS  -  warehouse chimney:  215
Dublin, OH  -  Sells Middle School: 4700 (high count)

GUIDELINES

Locate a Chimney Swift or Vaux's Swift roost in your area.
On one night over the weekend of
August 13, 14, 15,
and / or
September 10, 11, 12
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.

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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!

Vernonia, OR  -  Joy Theater:  72
Spring, TX  -  residential chimney:  50  -  70
Baltimore, MD  -  multiple:  1790, 2210, 22
Indianapolis, IN  -  comm. chimney: +100
Lakewood, OH  -  residential:  +100
Spartanburg, SC  -  Houston Elem: 720
Massillon, OH  -  residential:  +200
Dayton, OH  -  commercial chimney:  650
Evanston, IL  -  commercial chimney:  ~30
Elkton, VA  -  commercial chimney:  ~100
Roseburg. OR  - 
UVAA chimney:  500+ Vaux's
Winton-Salem, SC  -  courthouse:  ~7500
Independence, MO  -  residential:  7
Danbury, NC  -  courthouse:  "hundreds"
Athens, GA  -  historical bldg:  70
Abbeville, AL  -  residential:  17
Baltimore, MD  -  100+

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