Some Dates for Your Diary

Environment and Climate Change Canada in Quebec have released the dates for the National Roost Monitoring Program in the past few days.

The dates as released are:

May 23rd
May 27th
May 31st
June 4th

MCSI will follow-up in the coming months with our own plans for 2018 – watch this space!

In the meantime, reports on eBird are showing that Chimney Swifts have recently been recorded in two separate areas of South and Central America. The first is in the traditional wintering grounds of the Upper Amazon in a place called the Centro de Investigación y Capacitación Rio Los Amigos in Peru. The other sighting is from the Parque de Piedra in Costa Rica form January 3rd – maybe a sign that a few swifts are already on the move!

You can look at all the latest sightings on eBird by clicking this link – http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/map/chiswi?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur.

or use the following shortened hyperlink. http://bit.ly/1SGKXYv

We will begin to ratchet up our communications as spring closes in.
—  Tim Poole on behalf of the MCSI Steering Committee