FW Second Annual Swift Night Out

Jon. Anderson and Marty Chaney festuca at olywa.net
Mon Sep 2 12:54:41 PDT 2002


Hi folks - got this from former Tweeter Kelly Bettinger, and thought that we
Northwesterners might be able to contribute to this Swift count.  Another
opportunity for 'Birding with a Purpose'.   Please see the contact info
below.  Best,
Jon. Anderson
Olympia, Washington
festuca at olywa.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Kelly A. Bettinger
Subject: Fwd: Second Annual Swift Night Out

Hi - I've forwarded this from the Georgia Birder's On-line list - note it's
not just for chimney swifts, they'd like reports of Vaux's swift roosts over
the weekend of Sept 6-8 too. Last year only one western roost site was
reported (Portland) - we can do better than that!

Forwarded:

The Chimney Swift nesting season has drawn to a close, and the roosting
flocks have begun to congregate.  This year we are going to try to raise
awareness of Chimney Swifts and Vaux's Swifts by holding our second annual
Swift Night Out.

We propose that over the next couple of weeks you locate a Chimney Swift or
Vaux's Swift roost in your area.  A roost is a location where swifts gather
at dusk to spend the night.  Then on one night over the weekend of September
6,7,8, you observe the roost at dusk and estimate the number of swifts that
enter.  When you have your number, contact us with your results.  We will
set up a page on our web site to compile the results as they come in.   You
may send in your results by email, fax, phone or regular mail - we will
continue to update the results through
the end of September.  Here are the contact numbers:

Email:  dwa at concentric.net
Fax or phone:  (512) 266-3861
U.S. Mail:  Driftwood Wildlife Association
                   1206 West 38th, Suite 1105
                   Austin, Texas 78705

Along with the number of swifts counted, please include your city and state
or province and the date that you observed the roost.  If you
provide the exact location of the roost that you monitor, we will also
include that information in the results.

If you are a member of a local bird club, outdoor group, Audubon chapter or
any other organization that might be interested in participating,
please ask them to pass this information along to their membership.

If you would like to see last year's results, click on the following link:

<http://www.concentric.net/~Dwa/page68.html>

Thank you for your support of Chimney Swift conservation.  We look forward
to hearing from you!

Best Regards,
Paul and Georgean
--
Paul D. and Georgean Z. Kyle
North American Chimney Swift Nest Site Research Project
Driftwood Wildlife Association
1206 West 38th Street, Suite 1105
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 266-3861
Visit our web site at < http://www.concentric.net/~Dwa>

Emily Jo Williams
Partners in Flight
Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
116 Rum Creek Drive, Forsyth GA  31029
ej_williams at mail.dnr.state.ga.us
ph  478-994-1438      fax  478-993-3050
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Kelly Bettinger
Avian Monitoring and Research
Northwest Habitat Institute
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