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Natural Area Preservation and Washtenaw Audubon Society

Swift Nights Out 2022

We are looking for volunteers for our Seventh Annual Ann Arbor-Washtenaw County Chimney Swift count, August 19, 20, and 21.  Watching Chimney Swifts enter their roosts at dusk is a spectacular sight. Volunteers will choose a known Chimney Swift roosting location and stake it out before dusk, counting the Swifts as they enter the chimney, as darkness falls. Show up between 8:00-8:15 p.m. and stay to count them until the last Swift descends into the chimney. Sometimes they drop so fast, you have to count by 5's, 10's and 20's, all in a swirling tornado of birds. Don't forget your binoculars! They will help gather light for counting at dusk and after dark.

You can sign up for one night/one location at a time, or count each night of the weekend. If you know of an active roost that's not listed, message me and I'll add it to the sign up. This is the perfect event for social distancing.  One household may sign up per Chimney Swift Roost. This year, again, you can bring your friends if you feel safe together outside. 

Chimney Swifts are in steep decline across North America, so let's help find out how they are doing in Washtenaw County. Habitat loss is one reason, as well as decline of the insects they eat, and other unknown factors. We are helping bird science by conducting this count! Bring your household along, to show them how these very cool aerial insectivores share our cities and towns with us. NOTE: Occasionally the Swifts will not use a particular location on a given night due to a predator such as a Cooper's Hawk, or another issue. In that case, "No Swifts" will still be good information for us! Email Juliet Berger with your results at [email protected] or [email protected], after the survey, and post it on eBird if you have an account. Please share your eBird list with usernames Washtenaw Audubon Society and NAPBBS. Thanks for your help!!

Created by:   Juliet Berger
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
08/19/2022 (Fri.) 1200 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor- Use the driveway at 1204 Main, just north of the NEW Center  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Matthew Spoor
Why is this field required?
Ann Arbor Distilling Co., 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Rebecca Van Dyke
I can do this at the Felch St. location
Burns Park School- 1414 Wells Street Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
James Weir
Huzzah!
Chelsea Grain Elevator- Brick Bldg 11800 Dexter-Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
First United Methodist Church-120 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI Count from the west side of church at Chimney  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Betty Bishop
hope to see some
Mack School/Ann Arbor Open- 920 Miller Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Juliet Berger
Yay!
Milan City Offices and Milan Public Library 148 and 151 Wabash Street, Milan MI Just south of Washtenaw Co. in Monroe Co.  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
John Farmer
Milan City Offices and Library
Miller Manor Chimney- View from near West Park Band Shell 7th and Miller Area  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
New Beginnings Academy, 211 E. Michigan Ave, Ypsi  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Keith Dickey
Bring on those flying cigars!
Northern Brewery, 1327 Jones Dr., Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Yvonne Burch-Hartley
Yvonne & Boyd
Northside School/Ann Arbor STEAM- 912 Barton Dr. Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Old County Road Commission Building-415 W. Washington Street Ann Arbot  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Sam Heilman
Ready to party with some swifts!
Saline First Presbyterian Church 143 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176.  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
JOHANNES POSTMA POSTMA
saline
Slauson Middle School,1019 W. Washington, Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Victor Chen
Swiftnado!
Small Swift Nest Chimney- Sharon United Methodist Church 19980 Pleasant Lake Road, Manchester (corner of M-52 and Pleasant Lake Rd.)  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Lisa Langley
first time
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Ypsilanti 120 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Dan Blower
For some reason
The Session Room-3685 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Ypsi Alehouse 124 Pearl St #100, Ypsilanti, MI 48197  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
William Nolting
Ypsi Alehouse
Ypsi Old Train Station, Depot Town  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
08/20/2022 (Sat.) 1200 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor- Use the driveway at 1204 N. Main, just north of the NEW Center  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Matthew Spoor
Why is this field required?
Ann Arbor Distilling Co., 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Burns Park School- 1414 Wells Street Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Betty Bishop
handy for me
Chelsea Grain Elevator-Brick bldg. 11800 Dexter-Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
johannes postma
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First United Methodist Church 120 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI Count on west side near chimney  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Mack School/Ann Arbor Open- 920 Miller Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Milan City Offices and Milan Public Library 148 and 151 Wabash Street, Milan MI Just south of Washtenaw Co. in Monroe Co.  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Miller Manor Chimney- View from West Park near band Shell 7th and Miller Area  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Juliet Berger
Yay!
New Beginnings Academy, 211 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsi  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Northern Brewery, 1327 Jones Drive. Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Northside School/Ann Arbor STEAM 912 Barton Dr., Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Old County Road Commission 415 W. Washington Street Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Saline First Presbyterian Church 143 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176.  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Kyle Grazier
Kyle
Slauson Middle School 1019 W. Washington, Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Lisa Lava-Kellar
LIsa Lava-Kellar
Small Swift Nest Sharon United Methodist Church 19980 Pleasant Lake Road, Manchester (corner of M-52 and Pleasant Lake Rd.)  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Lisa Langley
first time
St. Luke's Episcopal Church 120 N Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
The Session Room-3685 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Ypsi Alehouse 124 Pearl St #100, Ypsilanti, MI 48197  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Dan Blower
a comment
Ypsi Old Train Station, Depot Town  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
08/21/2022 (Sun.) St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Ypsilanti 120 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197  8:00am - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
1200 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor- Use the driveway at 1204 N. Main just north of the NEW Center  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Ann Arbor Distilling Co., 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Rebecca Van Dyke
I will be there
Burns Park School- 1414 Wells Street Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Chelsea Grain Elevator, Brick Bldg-11800 Dexter-Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
First United Methodist Church, 120 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI Count from the west side  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Mack School/Ann Arbor Open- 920 Miller Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Milan City Offices and Milan Public Library 148 and 151 Wabash Street, Milan MI Just south of Washtenaw Co. in Monroe Co.  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Miller Manor Chimney- View from near West Park Band Shell 7th and Miller Area  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
New Beginnings Academy, 211 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsi  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Northern Brewery, 1327 Jones Dr. Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Northside School/Ann Arbor STEAM-912 Barton Dr., Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Barbara Lucas
I originally signed up for Friday, but I have to switch it to Sunday.
Old County Road Commission Building- 415 W. Washington Street Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Juliet Berger
Hoping for a swiftnado!
Saline First Presbyterian Church 143 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176.  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Gaia Stanley
Yay!
Slauson Middle School 1019 W. Washington, Ann Arbor  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Small Swift Nest Sharon United Methodist Church 19980 Pleasant Lake Road, Manchester (corner of M-52 and Pleasant Lake Rd.)  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Lisa Langley
first time
The Session Room-3685 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
johannes postma
-
Ypsi Alehouse 124 Pearl St #100, Ypsilanti, MI 48197  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
Dan Blower
is required.
Ypsi Old Train Station, Depot Town  8:00pm - 9:00pm  

Count Chimney Swifts at designated location and date

 
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