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Chimney Swift Tower, Now Under Construction!

November 21, 2014

Construction of the Prairie Ridge Chimney Swift tower began a few weeks ago and great progress has been made so far!  Though it’s too late for the birds to use it this year, the tower itself has been completed and awaits the arrival of the birds next fall:

Chimney Swift Tower against forest

The brick tower, designed by local architect Frank Harmon and funded by Wake Audubon, provides habitat that the birds seek as they aggregate in the fall prior to migration.  It is hoped that the tower will attract a large aggregation of Chimney Swifts each fall.

While the tower structure has been completed, the technology that will allow researchers to study the birds inside the tower has not yet been installed, nor have the viewing areas for the tower.  Once installed, the viewing areas will allow visitors to relax on benches as they watch the Chimney Swifts return to their roost inside the tower during evenings in the fall.

We eagerly look forward to completion of the rest of the tower complex and hope that Chimney Swifts will colonize their beautiful new structure next fall!

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