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A Swift Night Out at Put-in-Bay!

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Date:
August 10
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A SWIFT NIGHT OUT is a continent-wide effort to raise awareness about and encourage interest in Chimney
Swifts and Vaux’s Swifts. As summer draws to a close and the swifts have finished raising their young, these
fascinating aerial acrobats begin to congregate in communal roosts prior to their migration in the fall. Some roosts
may consist of an extended family group of a half a dozen birds or so, but the larger sites can host hundreds or even
thousands of swifts!
We have Chimney Swifts here on the Bass Islands in many of the older homes and buildings with chimneys- Aquatic
Visitor Center, PIB Town Hall as well as several private homes.  Keep your eyes to the skies at dusk in late July and
watch for areas where swifts are feeding. Look for a tall shaft, chimney or similar structure to locate where
Chimney Swifts go to roost in your area.
We will be taking a walk at the Scheeff East Point Preserve on Friday, August 10 at 7:00pm to view any chimney
swifts using the new Chimney Swift Tower. Participants at 8:00pm can then join the Night Hike at the Massie
Cliff-side Preserve for Island Green Week!

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