Fri, May 20|
Old Courthouse, Owen Sound
The Descent of Chimney Swifts
Dates are tentative and dependent upon weather
Time & Location
May 20, 2022, 8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Old Courthouse, Owen Sound, 1237 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2L6, Canada
About the Event
The dates are weather dependent. Please confirm with OSFN before going to the Old Courthouse if you are concerned about the weather.
We will be observing the descent of the Chimney Swifts into their roost at the Old Courthouse in Owen Sound. This is now private property, so be prepared to stand on the boulevard as we will not be trespassing. Chimney Swifts are on the Species at Risk list. They are losing habitat for roosts (used by large numbers of swifts as they migrate north to their nesting areas) and nesting sites. Many people may hear their twittering in the sky just before dark but know little about them. Several members of the Owen Sound Field Naturalists will provide some insight into their unique lives. Binoculars are recommended, but not essential.