Chimney swifts

Virtual Chimney Swift Count Night at NPD

CNL hosted it's first virtual Chimney Swift Count Night on Monday, June 01, 2020

“All of the birds, none of the bug bites”

Watching the Chimney Swifts come to roost in the ventilation stack at the Nuclear Power Demonstration (NPD) site has become something we look forward to each year. Since 2016, we’ve invited our communities to join us to experience possibly the largest Chimney Swift roost in Canada.

If you’ve participated in previous years, you know. The Chimney Swift Count Nights at NPD are pretty special.

May marks the month the Chimney Swifts return to their seasonal habitat and this year is no different, except it is. While Chimney Swifts don’t need to practice social distancing, we do. So we decided to bring the Chimney Swift Count Night to a screen near you.

Contest alert!

Do you think you can accurately guess the number of birds that night? Send us your best guess on how many birds were counted by CNL’s researchers that night. Whoever guesses closest to the experts’ count wins a CNL prize.