At summer's end, hundreds of chimney swifts use the brick chimney at Cherokee Heights Middle School for their nightly roost as they prepare for migration. "A Swift Night Out" is a continent-wide effort to raise awareness about chimney swifts and their need for roosting habitat. Bring a lawn chair and binoculars to observe and count swifts as they gather at communal roosts before fall migration to South America.
Note: Swifts have been known to change their preference for chimneys, so please check back for location changes.
RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 31
Minimal walking required
Accessible by public transportation
APPROXIMATE DISTANCE FOR WALKING: 0-1 mile
RSVP REQUIRED? No
FIELD TRIP LEADER: Sandy Schwab (608-658-4139, email@example.com)
Header photo by Steve Benoit