[TN-Bird] Fw: Coming Soon: Swift Nights Out!
- From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe2001@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: TN-Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 13:35:39 -0700 (PDT)
See below. State Ornithologist Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency P.O. Box 40747 Nashville, TN 37204 615-781-6653 (o) 615-781-6654 (fax) "Keeping the rubber side down" - S.G.S. ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: Driftwood Wildlife Association <dwa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: ssomershoe2001@xxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 3:26:36 PM Subject: Coming Soon: Swift Nights Out! Greetings! For the sixth year, the Driftwood Wildlife Association will be hosting "A SWIFT NIGHT OUT." As summer draws to a close and the swifts have finished raising their young, these fascinating aerial acrobats begin to congregate in communal roosts prior to their migration in the fall. Some roosts may consist of an extended family group of a half a dozen birds or so, but the larger sites can host hundreds or even thousands of swifts! We encourage you to involve your local Audubon chapters, bird clubs, scout groups and neighbors in this exhilarating spectacle. Here is how it works: Keep your eyes to the skies at dusk and watch for areas where swifts are feeding. Look for a tall shaft, chimney or similar structure to locate where Chimney Swifts (central to east coast or Vaux's Swift (Pacific coast) go to roost in your area. On one night over the weekend of August 11, 12, 13, and/or September 8, 9, 10 observe the roost starting about 30 minutes before dusk and estimate the number of swifts that enter. When you have your number, contact us with your results. That's all there is to it! For more information and results, please visit our web site: www.chimneyswifts.org and click on the "Swift Night Out" link. Please pass this message along to any listserves or other groups that you think might be interested. We look forward to hearing from you! Best Regards, Paul and Georgean Paul D. and Georgean Z. Kyle Driftwood Wildlife Association 1206 West 38th, Suite 1105 Austin, Texas 78705 Visit our web site: www.chimneyswifts.org Thanks to our friends at Travis Audubon Society for sending out this message for us. Please visit their Web site: www.travisaudubon.org You are subscribed as ssomershoe2001@xxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe please click here. =================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER===================== The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation. You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds you report were seen. The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should appear in the first paragraph. _____________________________________________________________ To post to this mailing list, simply send email to: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx _____________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe, send email to: tn-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. ______________________________________________________________ TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s) endorse the views or opinions expressed by the members of this discussion group. Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN wallace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ------------------------------ Assistant Moderator Andy Jones Cleveland, OH ------------------------------- Assistant Moderator Dave Worley Rosedale, VA __________________________________________________________ Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society web site at http://www.tnbirds.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ARCHIVES TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/ EXCELLENT MAP RESOURCES Topographical Maps located at http://topozone.com/find.asp Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com _____________________________________________________________
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