It is April and that means the Vaux’s Swifts are migrating north and will arrive mid-to-late April at the Frank Wagner Center (formerly Frank Wagner Elementary School) chimney in Monroe, Washington to roost while on their northbound journey to the forests to begin their spring nesting cycle.
The City of Monroe is very fortunate to have these wonderful little migrants visit their area every year and to have them come to this very accessible site in downtown Monroe. One can just park the car on the street and walk across the lawn to view the swifts and the chimney. No long or arduous hikes are necessary here.
Visitors from around the world and from local communities come to witness the aerial acrobatics of these little birds as they enter the chimney each night over a 10-week period in the spring and again in the fall.