See the Amazing Chimney Swift Roosting Spectacle!

NEW DATE: Friday, Oct. 7

South Wake Conservationists will meet on a Friday, Oct. 7, 6:30-8:00 PM, as we visit a local roosting site to witness the incredible spectacle of migratory Chimney Swifts turning in for the night. These birds begin their roosting ritual after sunset. This will be at a local site in Fuquay Varina, with the specific details to be provided after you register. Bring the whole family – all ages welcome!

Chimney swifts once nested in hollow trees, but today they nearly always nest in chimneys or other structures. At dusk, they will swarm around the structure they intend to roost in for the night, and then, in the blink of an eye, they fall into a funnel formation and literally pour into the top of the structure to get settled within for the night. Thousands of them. It is a sight to behold!

We will talk about the fascinating habits of this species and then kick back and watch the show. This will be a fun and fascinating observation event for all ages.


We are pleased to have you join us! South Wake Conservationists and the NC Wildlife Federation are able to support conservation activities and programs like this at no cost, thanks to the partnership and kind investments of people like you. If you would like to offer your support, please click here.  Be sure to designate South Wake Conservationists as your chapter for this event. Thank you!

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