[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!

For the sixth year, the Driftwood Wildlife Association will be hosting "A SWIFT 
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 
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 

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