Over 20% of the birds in this country spend at least part of their lives in an urban area. One species, the Chimney Swift, is almost wholly dependent on a human-made structure: the brick chimney. Chimney Swifts nest there, and can be noisy. Some folks are fine with hosting these birds, and others are not. And after nearly 200 years of observations, there are still misunderstandings about this migratory bird. Join John Gerwin, Research Curator of Ornithology at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, as we delve into the known and unknown about the life cycle of this fast, fascinating “flying cigar.” Learn how we can quietly and safely host this species and help it survive.
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Whiteville: Meet Me at The Museum: Celebrate Swifts
- Saturday, September 16, 2017
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm