Category Archives: Science

Action at Old Northern State

Keith Wiggers just put up his very nicely done YouTube of the action at Old Northern State.  Check it out:

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Coopers Misses Breakfast

Just to warm everybody up for the spring migration – here’s a clip from the fall of a Coopers Hawk missing out on breakfast (this time).

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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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Sometimes it’s better to just stay home all day…

Another in our series of cam clips, courtesy of Curt Young.

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Slo-mo

With a slower video, you can see they actually *do* go in tail-first..

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Cam Clip – Waiting for clearance to takeoff

Like a very busy day on the Sea-Tac main runway, out little fighter jets move up in line waiting for clearance to depart.  Curt Young editing.   We are still working out the technical details, but hope to have a … Continue reading

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Where did the swifties go on Swift Night Out?

We had a swirling mass of swifts on Swift Night Out, gathering to roost for the night.  Then, in front of about 1,700 adoring human fans, they suddenly seemed to disappear.   What happened? Turns out a Cooper’s Hawk flew by, … Continue reading

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The Big Sat Counts are Up and Running

Our very own Dr Swift, Larry Schwitters, has once again organized an amazing team of volunteers to monitor Vaux Swifts every Saturday as they migrate down the Pacific Flyway to Central America – and the swifts are already on the … Continue reading

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