NEARING THE END OF AN INTERESTING SEASON
I’ve just added a number of recent reports to the monitoring results spreadsheet, and it looks like we’ve had another mixed bag of results. Indications from sites like the well-observed Saint Adolphe area suggest some nest failure, while other areas (La Broquerie, St Johns Ravenscourt and some Portage Avenue sites come to mind) suggest “business at usual.” Numbers from our venerable roost sites seem to be down from past years.
We’ll take another look at the 2012 results when more of your reports come in.
Updated monitoring results may be seen at http://bit.ly/MABro1
We’ve certainly lost a few volunteers this year, but we have been able to get some data points from all sites that were active last year. We’ve even identified some “new” sites and received casual reports that point to other chimneys to check.
KEEP LOOKING UP!
Reports recently received indicate that swifts have migrated from a number of sites– St. Adolphe, Carman, some Winnipeg sites like St Johns Ravenscourt and the Silver Heights/Moorgate area. Now would be a good time to check your sites to see if your swifts have “flown the coop.” As they say on the Internet “YMMV”- your mileage may vary…
Don’t forget to pass along your monitoring reports! Thank you.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
We’ll be having a meeting on September 10 to discuss this year’s results and plan for the future of the program. If you have any suggestions regarding the Chimney Swift Initiative, please let me know!