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Chimney Swift Watch at the Maryland Naturalist Center

  • Sep 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Maryland Naturalist Center

The Chimney Swift flocks are back and staying in Overlea at night during their migratory voyage to South America for the winter.  We're participating in Swift Night Out a national monitoring program to help estimate range wide populations.  Come see their amazing evening descent into the nearby chimney.  Over a thousand birds were observed entering the chimney last Fall during one evening.

Bring binoculars if you have them.


Swift Night Out is organized by the Driftwood Wildlife Association of  Texas

A member of the Baltimore Bird Club SwiftWatch Team ( will be present to answer questions.

More information about Chimney Swifts can be found though these links:




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  • Jessie Salmon M.

    A great spot and evening to view a spectacular avian behavior.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was great. I've never seen a chimney swift flock gathering for the night before.

    September 6, 2013

  • Amy Y.

    Our participants counted between 730 - 800 chimney swifts tonight. Thanks to everyone for joining us to observe this wonderful part of Fall migration. have a great weekend.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited to see this.

    September 5, 2013

  • Amy Y.

    My son was in awe of the birds last year. Can't wait to watch the Chimney Swifts with him again!

    September 4, 2013

  • Mary R.

    Sorry, I now work nights

    September 4, 2013

  • Bob R.

    Roosting Chimney Swifts are one of the exciting parts of fall migration here.

    September 4, 2013

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