Swift Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Every September, thousands of Vaux Swifts roost in the chimney of Chapman Elementary School in north Portland during their migration south. Since we moved here, I had heard that watching them head into the chimney at dusk was a spectacle. Earlier this evening, Patrick and I headed via bus to the school and grabbed a spot in the crowd. Audubon Society of Portland was on hand with information for Swift Watch 2011.

Quite a spectacle it was! Enjoy the pics and a video from me and another from OPB’s Oregon Field Guide.

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

The kids slide down a hillside on cardboard during the wait.

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

Switch Watch 2011, Chapman Elementary School

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