[Tweeters] "On the Wing" Documentary on OPB

Carol Ledford uskestrel at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 3 21:41:07 PST 2009

I hope this information hasn't already been posted.  On Wednesday, January 7, OPB will be broadcasting Dan Viens' documentary film about "Portland's favorite flock of birds, the Chapman Swifts, a flock of Vaux Swifts that has taken up residence in the chimney of Chapman Elementary School in Northwest Portland during the month of September. Each night during the Swifts' residency, thousands of them fill the sky above the school. Then, just before sunset, the birds form a dramatic vortex and dive into the chimney in an amazing aerial display." 

Several Portland birders and volunteers are in the documentary.  If you're interested in reading more about the film, which debuted last October as a Portland Audubon Society benefit, check out http://www.audubonportland.org/about/events/on-the-wing.  OPB showings:

HDTV 10.1  Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 8:00 PM
TV  Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 8:00 PM
TV  Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:00 AM
TV  Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM 

Carol Ledford

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