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Are Chimney Swifts nocturnal -- sleeping (roosting) in the chimneys by day and coming out at night?
Photo by Raymond Hawkins
Photo by Raymond Hawkins
Are Chimney Swifts nocturnal -- sleeping (roosting) in the chimneys by day and coming out at night?
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This is a Chimney Swift that I rescued after it collided with a building window in downtown Winston-Salem. This bird was taken to Wildlife Rehab, Inc., where it was cared for and released successfully in time for fall migration 2014. ~ Wendy "Big Bird" Hawkins (:>
Photo by Raymond Hawkins 2014
Photo by Raymond Hawkins 2014
This is a Chimney Swift that I rescued after it collided with a building window in downtown Winston-Salem. This bird was taken to Wildlife Rehab, Inc., where it was cared for and released successfully in time for fall migration 2014. ~ Wendy "Big Bird" Hawkins (:>
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Another name for the Chimney Swift is the Chimney Sweep.
Drawing by Wnedy Hawkins
Drawing by Wnedy Hawkins
Another name for the Chimney Swift is the Chimney Sweep.
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This is a chimney sweep. They clean chimneys with a big brush!
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This is a chimney sweep. They clean chimneys with a big brush!
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Do Chimney Swifts return to the same chimney each year to nest?
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Do Chimney Swifts return to the same chimney each year to nest?
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Hooray! You found the same chimney again!
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Hooray! You found the same chimney again!
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What is the average life span of a Chimney Swift?
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What is the average life span of a Chimney Swift?
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What is the average life span of a Chimney Swift?
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What is the average life span of a Chimney Swift?
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How long do Chimney Swift chicks stay in the nest before their first flight?
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How long do Chimney Swift chicks stay in the nest before their first flight?
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About a month (28-30 days)
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About a month (28-30 days)
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How long is the average incubation period for Chimney Swift eggs?
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How long is the average incubation period for Chimney Swift eggs?
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Average of 19 days. And, no, dogs do not incubate Chimney Swift eggs (or any other eggs).
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Paxabay -- combined by Wendy Hawkins
Average of 19 days. And, no, dogs do not incubate Chimney Swift eggs (or any other eggs).
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Do Chimney Swifts migrate by day or by night?
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Do Chimney Swifts migrate by day or by night?
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Many diurnal birds (normally active during the day) migrate at night to save energy. However, Chimney Swifts are used to flying all day long while foraging for insects, so they migrate during the day.
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Many diurnal birds (normally active during the day) migrate at night to save energy. However, Chimney Swifts are used to flying all day long while foraging for insects, so they migrate during the day.
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How many eggs does a pair of Chimney Swifts lay?
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How many eggs does a pair of Chimney Swifts lay?
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These are actually chicken eggs. Chimney Swift eggs are small and white.
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These are actually chicken eggs. Chimney Swift eggs are small and white.
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How do Chimney Swifts attach their nests to the inside of a chimney?
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How do Chimney Swifts attach their nests to the inside of a chimney?
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The use their saliva -- without the help of a glue gun
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The use their saliva -- without the help of a glue gun
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How many Chimney Swifts will nest in one chimney?
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How many Chimney Swifts will nest in one chimney?
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Believe it or not, just one pair!
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Believe it or not, just one pair!
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How far south do Chimney Swifts migrate in the fall?
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How far south do Chimney Swifts migrate in the fall?
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As far south as northern Chile. They don't hitch rides on ships; they fly the whole way!
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As far south as northern Chile. They don't hitch rides on ships; they fly the whole way!
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How far north do Chimney Swifts migrate in the spring?
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How far north do Chimney Swifts migrate in the spring?
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Photo of Niagara Falls, Canada.
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Photo of Niagara Falls, Canada.
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Why might Chimney Swifts become endangered in the next few decades?
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Why might Chimney Swifts become endangered in the next few decades?
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Here is an example of a capped chimney, which would prevent Chimney Swifts from entering. Don't worry about Chimney Swifts in the winter when you would need to use your chimney. Chimney Swifts aren't in town then. They are spending the winter in a much warmer climate. So, feel free to share. Or, you can build them their own free-standing chimney (visit chimneyswifts.org for instructions).
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Here is an example of a capped chimney, which would prevent Chimney Swifts from entering. Don't worry about Chimney Swifts in the winter when you would need to use your chimney. Chimney Swifts aren't in town then. They are spending the winter in a much warmer climate. So, feel free to share. Or, you can build them their own free-standing chimney (visit chimneyswifts.org for instructions).
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What do Chimney Swifts eat?
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What do Chimney Swifts eat?
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A crow might finish your leftover spaghetti, but Chimney Swifts eat only flying insects, such as this hoverfly.
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A crow might finish your leftover spaghetti, but Chimney Swifts eat only flying insects, such as this hoverfly.
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How many Chimney Swifts may roost in a single chimney during migration?
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How many Chimney Swifts may roost in a single chimney during migration?
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Chimney Swifts circling in preparation to roost in this chimney at University of North Carolina School of the Arts -- photo by Allison Gagnon. Join the Forsyth Audubon annual Chimney Swift Watch (visit forsythaudubon.org for details)
Allison Gagnon
Allison Gagnon
Chimney Swifts circling in preparation to roost in this chimney at University of North Carolina School of the Arts -- photo by Allison Gagnon. Join the Forsyth Audubon annual Chimney Swift Watch (visit forsythaudubon.org for details)
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Where did Chimney Swifts nest and roost before there were chimneys?
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Where did Chimney Swifts nest and roost before there were chimneys?
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Large, hollow trees, cliff faces, and caves. No, they don't use birdhouses for roosting or nesting.
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Large, hollow trees, cliff faces, and caves. No, they don't use birdhouses for roosting or nesting.
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