THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: YOUR TIME MONITORING CHIMNEY SWIFTS!

As we celebrate the holiday season, it is a good time to wrap up the 2014 chimney swift season by posting the provincial monitoring results. As the chimney swifts arrived and started settling in, our MCSI monitors participated in the Four Night National Roost Monitoring Program. Then, over the summer, ongoing MCSI monitoring tracked the activities at various nest and roost sites. Our webmaster, Frank Machovec, has posted files summarizing the results of your monitoring – thanks to everyone for your hard work! We have learned much about chimney swifts in Manitoba this year.

Manitoba monitoring results have been posted on the MCSI web page at http://www.mbchimneyswift.ca/results.html

The national monitoring program results are being mapped by Bird Studies Canada folks in Ontario. We will have the summary map of distribution/abundance to share with you in the new year. While the chimney swifts winter in the Amazon, we continue to plan for their arrival in Manitoba in 2015. We hope you plan to be part of their season again!
Happy birding, Barb.