Ushering in a New Year

A WRAP-UP OF THE OLD YEAR TO USHER IN THE NEW YEAR: 
2014 NATIONAL ROOST MONITORING PROGRAM RESULTS

The results of the 2014 National Roost Monitoring Program have been sent to us from Carolyn Zanchetta, who is the Ontario Region Project Biologist with Bird Studies Canada. In May and June of last year, Manitoba volunteers joined in the four night national initiative to monitor chimney swift sites during the roosting hour (we monitored nest and roost sites). The national results have been pooled and mapped. Carolyn said “​Here are the combined maps with all the data from the National Roost Monitoring Program last spring.  Each chimney is represented by a red circle, and the size changes by date based on the number of swifts observed. An interesting observation is the northward migration from southern Ontario towards Ottawa and Quebec.”

The maps may be seen at http://www.mbchimneyswift.ca/Documents/NRMPmaps2014.pdf

Links to the individual maps in larger format: May 21, May 25, May 29, June 2

We thank all of our Manitoba monitors who contributed to the success of the program and Carolyn for sending the results along! If you have any questions about the results, contact:

​Carolyn Zanchetta
Ontario Region Project Biologist
Bird Studies Canada, P.O. Box 160. Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
czanchetta@birdscanada.org
www.birdscanada.org
519-586-3531 ext. 132 or Toll Free 1-888-448-2473 ext. 132