The following reports were submitted after September 20, 2010.
I am a biology teacher from York High School in Greigsville, NY. On Wednesday, September 15th from 7:20 until about 7:40 pm, a group of eleven of my AP Biology students and I counted about 406 chimney swifts enter out school chimney. We have a fantastic vantage point looking out a second-story window into the courtyard where the large chimney is located. The weather was partially cloudy and mild.
This is acutually a small number of birds for us. In 2008, we viewed over 1400 swifts enter the chimney! Dr. Jim Kimball, as you may know, is the main surveyer or these birds, and I believe he did make it out during the "Swift Night Out" period, but I thought our information might be helpful too! My students were very enthusiastic, and would love the idea of this information adding to your data! Thank you.
-Mrs. Renee Webb, and students:
Jenny Creamer, Kim Clark, Taylor Shutts, Kali Rees, Donovan Minnich, Megan Van Norman, Jason Orlando, Luke Connolly, Brandon Hilyard, Kenny Beck, Adam Torrens
Also: physics teacher, Karl Hanafin, and parent, Mark Connolly
More than 1300 Chimney Swifts went into the school chimney at Joplin, Jasper County's
North Middle School. 7:15 to 7:30 PM. 2nd & Gray. Cloudy, 65 F. 10-10-10.
Old Brewery Smock Stack
The Intersection of Milwaukee and Ellis Streets
Number of Swifts Date Counted Time Counted Weather Sunset End Twilight
150 7/13/10 20:33 TO 21:10 Clear 20:33 21:09
5 8/7/10 20:00 to 2040 Mostly Clear 20:07 20:39
0 9/12/10 1900 to 1935 Clear 19:00 19:35
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Chimney in unused Elementary School
The Intersection of Pine Street and Madison Avenue
Number of Swifts Date Counted Time Counted Weather Sunset End TwilightNext Page
77 7/16/10 20:54 to 20:50 Scattered Clouds 20:32 21:07
0 8/6/10 20:30 to 20:42 Scattered Clouds 20:09 20:42