Both Chimney Swifts
and Common Nighthawks face a consistent, long-term decline in population numbers due to habitat loss.
A small bird between 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches long, the Chimney Swift
is sooty brown with long slender wings and a lighter breast.
Newmarket, ON) when applied to two species that exhibit contrasting life histories: Chimney Swifts
(Chaetura pelagica) and Bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus).
Species Common Name Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated Hummingbird Chaetura pelagica Chimney Swift
Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker Meleagris gallopavo Wild Turkey Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker Species Bluebell Bohm Sweet William Archilochus colubris 0.
Nevertheless, Laurel at first resists combining the dream-memory with her everyday reading of the world; she believes the chimney swift
is seeking isolation in the house that holds her memories.
Hands-on educational programs and the creation of nesting habitat for nighthawks and chimney swifts
at Title 1 schools in Indianapolis.
The Chimney Swift
trapping method I describe here is superior to past methods for trapping individual birds for several reasons: (1) it can be installed easily by a single researcher in under I min without scaling the chimney; (2) it will work on chimneys of differing sizes and shapes; and (3) it minimizes disturbance to birds by keeping trapping periods relatively short, targeted to an individual, and spatially removed from the nest within a chimney.
Seasonal variation in the mass of adults may be related to prey availability, reproductive period, and molt with mass peaking in fall and spring, as observed for Chimney Swift
(Coffey 1958, Johnston 1958) and Common Swift (Apus apus) (Lack and Lack 1951).
The results from the Quebec Chimney Swift
Survey Program suggest that hurricane Wilma reduced breeding populations of Chimney Swifts
by as much as 50% over a large area.
The chimney swifts
had come all the way from South America, from the Andes mountains in Peru
Smith said other species identified included a green heron, barn swallows, tree swallows, chimney swifts
, and several warblers.
Her chapter on how she managed to raise and release seven orphaned Chimney Swifts
(Chaetura pelagica) is nothing short of astonishing, as it underscores Zickefoose's determination and innovativeness, to say nothing of her refusal to ever give up on a bird problem.