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Great Story in the Everett Herald

Check out this great story in the Everett Herald about our chimney and  Monroe Swift Night Out.

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Swifts Night Out 2011 is on the way!

Save the date:  the 3rd annual Swifts Night Out will be on Saturday, Sept. 10th! We’ll have a great program – including information booths, food, lecture – and the grand finale of the swifts aerial ballet as they come into … Continue reading

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A long winter is ending…

OK OK, it’s been a long time since our last post, but we were TIRED and in addition busy with some other projects. BUT – just wanted to alert everybody that spring is on the way, which means the Swifts … 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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Jeff Chapman makes bid for Vaux’s Happening MVP

What a guy that Debs Park Audubon Center’s Jeff Chapman is – check out these great stories: NPR:  Thousands of migratory birds descent on downtown LA LA Times:  An unusual sight in downtown L.A.: Thousands of migrating Vaux’s swifts delight … Continue reading

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Birds over Broadway – here they come!

Lookout Los Angeles – here come the swifts! Debs Park Audubon Center and LA Audubon are gearing up for their own Swifty fun next week:  “Birds over Broadway” –  a celebration of the arrival of the swifts at the Chester … Continue reading

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Yowza Wowza – Our Story!

Check out this TogetherGreen video about our efforts, from last year’s Swift Night Out:

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MY OH MY swift fans

Our little swift friends knew they were in for nasty weather in Puget Sound last night and parked it.  Check out these numbers for our count last night: Ft Lewis:     3,200 Selleck:       7,903 Frank Wagner:   26,552 … Continue reading

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Wowza!

Finally – some video: thanks to Curt Young, formerly with Wa Dept of Fish and Wildlife, for this great 1-minute collage. What you see is our swifts coming in – then some footage on slo-mo – then a view inside … Continue reading

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Swifty video on the way!

Cameras 1 and 2 are operational on top of Frank Wagner’s magnificent chimney. You can see that the swiftys have adjusted fine to the cameras: here are some of our friends flying in beside the new outside camera.  This was … Continue reading

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