A Continent-wide Chimney Swift Roost Monitoring Project


Galena, OH

Sept. 11, Galena United Methodist Church, located at 108 Harrison Street.

1000-1200 swifts

Roger Stout

New Brighton, PA

I sent the answer to how many swifts spotted Sept 11, 12, 13. However, yesterday, Monday, September 14, 2009 at around 9:00 am there were at least 100 chimney swifts "flitting" around all over this neighborhood which is in New Brighton, PA 15066-1126, the neighborhood is the Oak Hill area of New Brighton, PA. New Brighton is about 30 miles west of Pittsburgh, PA. I hope this can be listed as a chimney swift spotting.

Suzanne Temple,

Homer, LA

The results for A Swift Night Out in Homer, Louisiana, are as follows:
Friday, September 11
Homer Elementary School 0
Homer High School 390
Saturday, September 12
Masonic Lodge 55
Sunday, September 13
Homer High School 540

John Dillon

Allentown, PA

September 12, 2009
7:15 p.m. EDT
60 some degrees *F. Rained earlier.
Observed 40 chimney swifts circling around roost chimney located
on NW corner of 8th & Turner St. in Allentown. Former roost chimney
2 blocks away no longer available.

David L. Lahr

Corpus Christi, TX

1. Hather Street Residence
Sept 12 @ 7:45PM
Small group of swifts that I have been monitoring all summer were still hanging on, although I had counted 8 on the August count, I could see only 6 this night. I did see six again this PM Sept 16th, so the guys are still hanging around. Interestingly they were flying in a formation not unlike the Blue Angels. Pretty neat.

2. Charles Blucher Home - across the street from Blucher Park. Counted on Monday, Sept 14 between 7:30PM and 8:15PM. The number counted in August was 57+ the Monday count was 110+, seems like the regulars at the Blucher Home had invited a few guests. We have completed the Chimney Swift kiosk and two towers - the
official opening of the kiosk is tomorrow Sept. 17. We can only hope that the swifts using the Blucher Home chimneys will notice them and perhaps use them when they return next year.

Leah Pummill
Audubon Outdoor Club

Greer, SC

Number of Chimney Swifts 720
Chimney at Starlight Ballroom
Downtown, Greer, SC
Cloudy, Temp. mid 70's
7:55 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Vantage point: lighted parking lot behind the building

Hilda Reese, Greer, SC

Baltimore, MD

We conducted the fall 2009 swift night out on September 13, 2009.
Swift Night Out, September 13, 2009
First in: 7:24 pm
Last in: 7:45 pm
Total: 3,200
Location: Bookbindery Chimney
Hampden neighborhood
Baltimore, MD 21211
Weather: Warm (75 degrees), clear and balmy
We conducted counts on a couple of other nights at the same chimney, with the following results:
August 25: 1830
September 10: 3000
September 14: 3000
Joan Cwi

Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Number: 1
Time: 7:05pm CST
Date: Sept. 13, 2009
Location: Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Description: Residential chimney

Notes: We were disappointed this year. We saw very few chimney swifts, and only 1 went in our chimney.

We also were disappointed that no babies were raised in our chimney this year. The swifts arrived on time in early April, but by June, when we would normally start hearing babies chittering, the swifts had gone.

I guess we'll need to get our chimney swept this year, and maybe cut down some tree limbs that are starting to get close to our chimney.

Robin and Bob Horne

Conway, SC

CHSW 477 +/-
1930 hrs EDT
Conway, SC 29577
Residential chimney
Slight overcast

300+ are sleeping in the chimney as I type this. ;)

Gary Phillips

Sugarland, TX

Number of Swifts: 15+
7:30 pm Central Standard Time
Sept. 16, 2009
Sugar Land, TX

Residence chimney
clear evening, light breeze

We have lived here since 1992, and have had much higher counts in the 1990's, up to 30+. The last 5 years the counts have been as low as 8.