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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.

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Marsh Madness 2017

Marsh Madness 2017

May has so many birding adventures to explore, but The Biggest Week in American Birding is an exceptional annual event from May 5-14 in NW Ohio. During the event, the Ohio Ornithological Society, in cooperation with ODNR, will be conducting beginner bird walks on...

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Birds in the Hills Festival

Birds in the Hills Festival

Registration Now Open! Join Rural Action, the Athens Area Birders,  and Camp Oty’Okwa for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival May 5th-7th at United Plant Savers. This three-day festival will feature activities for adults, families, and specifically for...

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