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The Importance of Chimney Swift ConservationChimney_swift

Chimney Swifts have declined by over 50% in just the last 40 years. Chimney Swifts can be helped by making chimneys accessible for the birds or by building Chimney Swift Towers – specially designed nesting/roosting towers.
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
 
Plant native trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses that attract more insects than non-native plants. Chimney Swifts feed exclusively on flying insects which are crucial during the breeding season.
Investigate an alternative venting system if you are converting a furnace or hot water heater to gas, leaving the chimney unlined and uncapped for the swifts.
Work with an experienced chimney sweep company that can speak to the issue of Chimney Swift conservation and chimney maintenance.
Encourage your neighborhood parks, schools, and businesses to build chimney swift towers.
Work with local conservation groups to raise awareness of the need for uncapped chimneys for Chimney Swift conservation.

News & Events

2018 Grasslands Birding Event – June 8 and 9

2018 Grasslands Birding Event – June 8 and 9

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2018 GRASSLANDS BIRDING EVENT June 8th and 9th at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center and The Wilds Featuring a inspiring seminar from Danny Ingold, Professor of Biology at Muskingum University, and a bird walk at The Wilds!! DETAILS...

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