A SWIFT NIGHT OUT
2010
A Continent-wide Chimney Swift Roost Monitoring Project
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INDIVIDUAL REPORTS

Nova Scotia

Here is what I have in the way of Nova Scotia roost counts for Nova Scotia for August 6,7,8, 2010. Check these against what you already have from these locations. I think my count in Wolfville of 38 swifts on Aug. 8 is probably a new one for you at least. Cheers from Jim in Wolfville, and I have attached my up-to-date summary for Nova Scotia also for your interest and files.

Aug. 6/10 - 125 - St. Bernard, big stone church - Patricia Potter
Aug. 6/10 - 31 - Wolfville, RTNC - Judy Tufts, Jo Bishop, Doris Bishop
Aug. 7/10 - 30+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolford et al.
Aug. 7/10 - 67 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
Aug. 7/10 - zero - Oxford free-standing ex-foundry chimney - Karen Potter
Aug. 8/10 - 38+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolford, Kevin Curran
Aug. 8/10 - 254 - Middleton Reg. High School - Wayne Neily + Nicolle Davis's team

Aug. 6/10 - 125 - St. Bernard, big stone church - Patricia Potter
Aug. 6/10 - 31 - Wolfville, RTNC - Judy Tufts, Jo Bishop, Doris Bishop
Aug. 7/10 - 30+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolford et al.
Aug. 7/10 - 67 - New Glasgow, Temperance St. School - Ken McKenna
Aug. 7/10 - zero - Oxford free-standing ex-foundry chimney - Karen Potter
Aug. 8/10 - 38+ - Wolfville, RTNC - Jim Wolford, Kevin Curran
Aug. 8/10 - 254 - Middleton Reg. High School - Wayne Neily + Nicolle Davis's team

Jim Wolford


St. Adolphe, MB

Five nest chimneys on four buildings have been monitored intensively this summer in St. Adolphe, Manitoba (49o 40' 27" N 97o 6' 38" W ; 15 south of Winnipeg). The buildings are all historic (approx. 1914 built) structures with brick chimneys; one private residence, the Catholic Church, and two
2-storey buildings.

During the Swift Night Out dates this year, August 6-8, one set of juveniles was yet to fledge while some local Chimney Swifts were changing roost site location in the pre-migratory phase. Daytime and roosting hour monitoring indicated 12 Chimney Swifts were in the local population; the last 2 fledglings emerged on August 16th which is a new record - in the previous 3 monitoring years, no fledging has occurred after Aug. 4th. Also of interest was the last-to-fledge juveniles were pinned in the chimney with exceptionally bad weather for several days and fledged on Day 32 post-hatch.

So the total local population for 2010 was: 11 adults - 2 breeding adults per nest site with 1 roving helper attending 3 different chimneys at various stages; 1 juvenile fledged from the Catholic Church and 2 juveniles fledged from Brodeur Bros.; Total = 14.

On August 18th the local population was exceeded by 3 migratory birds - this total of 17 was the peak for the season. On August 25th, migration was well underway and only 3 Chimney Swifts remained in St. Adolphe. Based on previous years, the nest sites will be empty with the week.

All the best for tracking the birds as they head south.

Barb Stewart


Bathurst, NB

I am forwarding a roost count from Bathurst, New Brunswick for August 6.

83 swifts were counted (with video) at the old post office chimney, Bathurst by Roland Robichaud, Frank Branch, and Nathalie (?). I believe this is the same site that is reported on your Swift Night Out site for the old armory chimney in Bathurst, NB.

Karen Potter


Washington, DC

Number of swifts counted??? There were too many to count by eye. We estimated about 2,000-3,000, but that's a wild guess based on the numerous swirling formations and the frequencies with which the birds entered the chimney.
* Time: Began at around 7:00 and peaked at around 8:00-8:15.
* Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010
* Location: Connecticut Avenue NW and Porter Street NW (NE corner), Washington, DC
* Broad description of the site, e.g. school, warehouse, residence, Chimney Swift Tower, etc.: Large apartment building with two chimneys, one that was primarily used.
* Weather conditions may also be reported.: beautiful summer night, mostly sunny until night came, temperature around 80 degrees.

Matthew Birnbaum


Homer, LA

Zero
8:00 - 8:40 PM
August 6, 2010
Homer High School, Homer, LA
Large, 2-story, 100-yr old high school building.
Cloudy

Zero
8:00 - 8:40 PM
August 6, 2010
Homer Elementary School, Homer, LA
Large, new elemenary school building.
Cloudy

Thirty-five
8:00 - 8:40 PM
August 7, 2010
Masonic Lodge, Homer, LA
Large, 2-story old building.
Clear

Five
8:00 - 8:40 PM
August 8, 2010
Chandler House, Homer, LA
Large, abandones, 2-story Victorian house.
Clear

John Dillon


Joplin. MO

Linda Phipps and a group of her 6th & 7th graders counted Chimney Swifts the evening of 8-23-10. We were at the Galena (Kansas) High School chimney, Cherokee County, extreme southeastern Kansas - right in the se corner of KS. We counted 657 Chimney Swifts go in the chimney from 8:09 to 8:28 pm., on 8-23-10.

Lawrence Herbert


Staten Island, NY

A quick note to say that there were 100-150 Chimney Swifts going into the chimney of the New York State Armory on Manor Road, Staten Island, New York on 8/27. Time was 7:30 - 8:05 PM. There were only 8 on August 7.

Catherine Barron


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