2016 Fall Chimney Swift Counts
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2016 Fall Chimney Swift Counts

On August 8, 2016, I set out to start my fourteenth annual fall Chimney Swift count as swifts select local chimneys for nightly roosting as they work their way to their winter homes in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and the northwest corner of Brazil. I had previously downloaded a Sun Rise/Set Table from the Astronomical Applications…

Swift Count Results: September 2016
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Swift Count Results: September 2016

Friday, September 9 Dublin: 45 Observers counted an outstanding total of 1,533 swifts at Sells Middle School. Saturday, September 10 Clintonville: Observers counted 305 swifts at Indian Springs Elementary School. Conditions were poor, with a light but steady rain and heavy overcast making for a gloomy evening. The flock assembled very quickly and very early: a rather…