[Tweeters] Black Swift question

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Thu Jun 26 16:30:08 PDT 2008

One area that's worth trying is the area between Marblemount and Newhalem in
Skagit and Whatcom Counties. They are seen quite often here, and probably
nest on cliffs nearby.

Another approach would be to visit one of the known nesting locations in
western WA, mostly in the Cascades-I believe there are 20 or more known (or
strongly suspected) nesting locations in the state. I know that several
TWEETERS took part in a survey a couple of years ago to find nesting sites.
Are results from this online anywhere? (Wells Cr. Falls in Whatcom County is
one location for sure that I remember.) However, observers should keep in
mind that Black Swifts usually feed their young only once a day, near
sunset, and that a given nesting location may have only 1-3 nesting pairs of
swifts. It can be hard to find them even at known nesting sites.

Wayne C. Weber

Delta, BC

contopus at telus.net

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Sent: June-25-08 2:54 PM
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Subject: [Tweeters] Black Swift question

Hi Tweeters,

Do any of you have some suggested sites on the west side of the state in
which there is a likelihood of seeing Black Swifts?


Lonnie Somer

Olympia, WA

wheelermombi at comcast.net

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