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New Swift Tower in Green Bay

swift tower

One focus of the Green Bay Bird City Coalition, of which NE WI Audubon is a member, is Chimney Swifts. After 2 years of Swift Counts, we realized that education is needed about their habitats, to encourage homeowners and businesses to manage their chimneys in a way that will allow swifts to use them. Each tower can only house a single Chimney Swift nesting pair, though flocks may use a tower for congregating.

With grants from WPS, Brown County Conservation Alliance, National Audubon's Collaborative Grants, and anonymouse donations, we funded a demonstration Swift Tower, located at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, which will eventually include a webcam and educational signs. The tower, built of native limestone, is ready for the return of the Chimney Swifts. We'll post a notice when the webcam has something to show!

Results from the 2011 Swift Count are available online.

Join our 2013 Swift Night Out

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN AUDUBON SOCIETY
P.O. Box 1, Green Bay, WI 54305