Lehigh Valley Audubon Society efforts to save roosting for thousands of Chimney Swifts by Amanda Sebrosky, NEO Chimney Swift Conservation Society
Since the 70’s, the population of Chimney Swifts has dropped by 72%. For Swifts, the habitat destruction was not just loss of forests, but changes to building practices of humans. Learn how the City of Bethlehem, PA is responding to save the species.
Chimney Swift Tower at Walker Road Park - City of Bay Village Ohio by Amanda Sebrosky, Board Member and Founder, NEO Chimney Swift Conservation Society
The Chimney Swift tower that will be placed in Walker Park is nearly finished! Dan Enovitch, Director of Parks and Recreation for Bay Village and Jonathan Liskovec, Director of Public Services and Properties for Bay Village, have been extremely helpful in organizing approvals and helping decide the best places for the first of what we hope will be several towers in Bay Village.
Just like any house, Chimney Swift towers need maintenance. At times, a tower is built then, with time, falls into disrepair - project ends, interested parties move on. Whatever the reason, the birds suffer. The cap rots and falls in; wasps evict the rightful owners -- the Chimney Swifts. Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society aims to help repair abandoned or forgotten towers.
Adventures in Construction of a Chimney Swift Tower by Amanda Sebrosky, Founder, Northeast Chimney Swift Conservation Society
Visiting Royal Oaks, Lorain County Metro Parks garage construction site of the new Chimney Swift Tower. In collaboration with Becah Troutman, Natural Resource Land Steward and Amanda Sebrosky, Founder, NEO Chimney Swift Conservation Society. Photos by Betsey O'Hagan.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society partnered with Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society to help fund a Chimney Swift tower being built by Justin Duricky for his Eagle Scout project.
Make A Donation to Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society to Help Build One More Tower. Chimney Swift populations have declined by 70% since 1966. There are many factors contributing to this decline but one big reason is lack of habitat. Make a donation to WCAS to grow Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society efforts to build swift towers. Use our safe and secure PayPal payment button below to make a donation in any amount.
Towers for Chimney Swift Nesting by Amanda Sebrosky, Founder, Northeast Ohio Chimney Swift Conservation Society
Chimney swifts are unique birds. They cannot stand or perch but are adapted to grasping the inside of old hollow trees and masonry chimneys and they catch all their food while in flight. They can eat a third of their body weight in mosquito-sized insects daily, which makes them a great friend to humans.
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