Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tracking Chimney Swift MigrationPosted by Kirk Mona in: Chimney Swift Citizen Science
One sure sign that spring is really here in full force is the return of the Chimney Swifts. I love hearing their little chattering sound as they swoop around the sky. Thanks to the marvels of the information age you can monitor their northward movement and contribute sightings of your own at the Driftwood Wildlife Association's 2010 Chimney Swift Migration website.
As of the end of last week, they were half way up Missouri and heading north. They seem to be a week ahead of last year which would mean they should show up in the Twin Cities in about two weeks. If you are seeing them in your area and you live north of where you see a red dot on the above map be sure to send in your observation!