Category Archives: Monitoring

Activities related to monitoring the fall and spring migrations

To get a sense of the trends

Here’s a graphic done by Dr. Swift on total Northbound migrations from 2008 to 2012 for both Frank Wagner and Selleck. Wagner-Sellect-Total-2008-2012

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8,460

That’s how many little swifties came in for a sleep-over last night (Thursday) at Frank Wagner.   We should have a great show on Saturday!

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And now we’re rollin…

Volunteer counters Cline and Carr counted 2,870 Vauxys at Frank Wagner last night.  Here’s what they had to say in their observation report: IT WAS EXCITING ONCE AGAIN Thanks you guys for your help here!

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They have arrived!

Great news!  Cindy Easterson welcomed 618 Vaux’s Swifts to our retrofitted, crow proofed, live streaming, five star accommodations at Frank Wagner.  Not that anyone for one moment was ever doubting their return, but it’s great to see them.

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Swift migration has started

The Vaux’s Swifts are on the way!   We have had sightings in California already, and into Oregon…and the first swift was counted going into the chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School in Monroe on Wednesday evening,  April 18! We hope this single swift has … Continue reading

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Big Counts Elsewhere in WA

We’ve been seeing some big numbers of swifts at some other sites here in WA – namely Old Northern State Hospital and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Check out those counts here.

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Volunteers Needed for Swift Migration!

Monroe Swifts Volunteers Needed Volunteer docents (aka guides) and counters are needed for the upcoming fall Vaux’s Swift migration at the Frank Wagner Elementary School in Monroe.  Docents will be needed for the Swift Night Out celebration on Saturday, Sept 10th, … Continue reading

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Latest California Counts

All fall we have been doing weekly “Big Saturday” counts along the flyway  (you can see our results here). We now have just two CA sites fighting it out for the who has the “Most Swifts in October” award. Up … Continue reading

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The Voxy story is getting out

Check out today’s article in the Oregonian (10/8/10) about the Voxys and our team of 200 volunteers from BC to California monitoring their migration:   Volunteers watch over Vaux’s swifts…

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Memories of a Full House

The Voxy count at Frank Wagner is winding down – we’ve had zero swifts for the past few nights. But here’s a picture to remember the glory days – the Voxy count in this picture: 12,2000…

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