A Nation-wide Chimney Swift Roost Monitoring Project


Shepherdstown, WV

Number of Chimney Swifts: 313
Time: First Swifts entered chimney at 8:06, last entered at 8:35 PM
Date: Friday, August 8, 2008
Location: Chimney behind Knutti Hall, on the campus of Shepherd University
Address: High Street, Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy, winds calm
Counters: Nancy and Elliot Kirschbaum and members of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society

Trois-Rivières , Québec

Below is the report for my Chimney Swift count.
Number of swifts entering the chimney: 16
Date: August 9, 2008

Observation time : 8:19 pm to 8:33 pm
Location : high brick building in downtown Trois-rivières
Address: corner of Radisson and Notre-Dame street
City: Trois-Rivières, Qc,Canada

Roost Description: high and huge brick chimney
Weather conditions: partly cloudy, 21 degrees C

These birds are a joy to behold in twittering flight at dusk.
Thank you for your wonderful work

Maurice Côté

Mayville, ND

* Number of swifts counted: 26
* Time: 8:45-9:25
* Date: Friday August 8th
* Location: 1 block east of the Main Ave stoplight (the only Stoplight) in Mayville North Dakota 58257
* Broad description of the site: An old brick building used as a Cafe with a nice wide chimney (2 ft square) and much taller than the building
* Weather conditions may also be reported. clear, breezy warm, upper 60's nice night.

Nancy Drew, Clifford ND

Houston, TX

Site: Sutton Elementary 7402 Albacore Houston, TX 77074
Structure: school incinerator
Date: 08-09-08
Time: First swift went in 8:01 and last swifts at 8:50.
Total: 142
The above count was done by Billie Strickland and myself. Billie has been counting this location once a week this summer.

Debbie Burnett

Dayton, OH

Aug 9th
Lincoln Storage Warehouse
temp approx 70
swifts counted.....20
ONLY 20....and this is where last year I counted 250 and 750. Not sure what to make of it. Have you gotten similar results?

Matt Stoermer

Port Republic, VA

Count of 8
8:20 to 8:35 PM EDT
near Harrisonburg,VA
Port Republic,VA
Fireplace chimney in a residence
Partly cloudy skies, cool for August, rain and hail storm this afternoon

Garland, TX

23 Chimney Swifts
between 8:00-8:45pm CDT
on Sunday, August 10, 2008
in Garland, TX
This was the number of birds entering the chimney at my personal residence.
The weather is 92*F, cloudy, breezy, with storms to the northwest of the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area.

Sandra G Dyess

Havelock, NC

8/10/08 Arthur Edwards Elem. School, Havelock, NC, 8:14 PM EST, approximately 600 swifts counted. School chimney. 78 degrees, clear night. Residential setting.

Douglass Swanson

Elkhart, IN

August 10, 2008
Elkhart, Indiana
8:40 p.m. to 9:20 p.m EDT (sundown was about 8:50 p.m.)
368 swifts going down into the chimney the old Strauss Pie factory on Lexington west of West Blvd
cool and dry, skies were clear

Doris Stickel and David Stokely

St. Paul, MN

Total 132
8:20-9:00 PM
intersection of Hamline Ave. & Wellesley Ave., St. Paul, MN
Randolph Heights Elementary School smokestack
clear, calm, temperature dropped from 75 to 71 during count
(132 was my count; two cohorts counted 130 and 134, each sitting apart for a slightly different vantage point)

Linda Whyte

Golden Valley, MN

I counted 33 Chimney Swifts, on 8/10/2008.
I counted between 8:45 pm until 9:00 pm central time.
Address was 620 Mendelssohn Ave N. Golden Valley, MN 55427
The site is an office building, one story high, the chimney is two stories higher.
The weather conditions were 69 degrees F., dewpoint 52 degrees F., winds were SE 6 mph, clear skies. vis. 10 miles.

Curt Rawn