A Gentle Reminder

Tomorrow, Sunday May 28, is the next designated monitoring night in the National Roost Monitoring Program.

Just in case you need a reminder, watch your chimney for one hour before sunset to 1/2 hour after sunset; record the time of every entry or exit event; note the number of swifts seen during the entry and exit events.  Sunset will be 9:23 PM in Winnipeg.

The remaining observation nights are June 1, June 5, and June 9.

Happy chimney-gazing!

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The Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative (MCSI) aims to understand the causes behind the decline in Chimney Swift populations and help reverse the trend.

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  1. This evening (Sunday 28 May) I watched 3 chimneys in my neighbourhood from 8:25 to 9:15. Two birds were seen in the air, one of which entered the chimney at 1010 Brazier at 8:35. A second bird entered that chimney at 8:42. Neither bird reappeared. The other two chimneys were not visited by any birds and no other birds were seen or heard after 8:42, so I left early. The rather cold, breezy and overcast conditions were no doubt responsible for the birds “turning in” early.

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