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Chimney Swift Surveys in Eastern Montana Are Back!

With summer on the horizon, Chimney Swifts have returned to the skies of Eastern Montana, and Montana Audubon is partnering with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to see where these Swifts are nesting! Their fast flight and challenging-to-find nesting sites (for example… inside a chimney) make them difficult to track, but with the help of citizen scientists (like you!), we will be able to track down more nesting sites around the state. 

We need volunteers from June 1st to July 31st to survey chimneys in small towns in Eastern Montana. Visit our Citizen Science website to see which towns are in the survey area- we’re especially looking for volunteers for a few priority survey locations! 

Surveys are short and stationary, and involve watching a chimney and recording data from 30 minutes before sunset until 30 minutes after sunset. 

For more information and to see survey sites, visit the Chimney Swift Surveys page on our Citizen Science website.

If you are interested in learning more or find yourself in Havre on June 11, make sure to attend our Swifting Night! We will go over species identification, survey information, and then head downtown to survey for these “cigars with wings!”

Swifting Night

  • When: June 11 | 7:30 pm 
  • Where: Montana State University Northern, Cowan Hall 112
    300 13th Street West
    Havre, Montana 59405
  • Google map directions

 

Please contact Gwynne at [email protected] with any questions or to get started!

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