Patuxent Bird Club/PGASp
“The Ordinary, Extraordinary Chimney Swift” presented by Joan Cwi. Although the hummingbird is the closest taxonomic relative to the swift, swifts certainly did not inherit the hummingbird’s “pretty” genes. But these plain, little birds are extraordinary in so many ways. The Chimney Swift is the only swift that migrates to the Eastern US, so we will discuss this particular species in regard to anatomy, speed, dexterity, nesting and migration based on sixteen years of research and observation. During the Baltimore Bird Club’s migration swift watches, we have counted as many as 7,000 Chimney Swifts entering a roosting chimney in less than an hour! Free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 PM for 7:30 PM meeting start time.