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Swift Counts

Number of swifts counted at Chapman Elementary.

Audubon volunteers count swifts - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
Audubon volunteers count swifts - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

On most nights during Swift Watch, Audubon Society of Portland staff and volunteers count the number of Vaux's Swifts that use the Chapman chimney as a roost. All numbers are approximate. Regular counts start Sept. 5, but a few will be available for earlier dates.

Read a report of Swift Watch counts from 2009-2013.

2016 Swift Numbers

Aug. 23: 550
Aug. 26: 510
Aug. 27: 2,150
Aug. 28: 2,300
Aug. 29: 1,160
Aug. 30: 1,865
Aug. 31: 3,000 (Approximate, rain may have sent birds to roost early.)
Sept. 1: 4,120
Sept. 2: 3,800
Sept. 3: 4,100
Sept. 4: 4,210
Sept. 5: 5,715
Sept. 6: 6,360
Sept. 7: 3,550 
Sept. 8: 6,810
Sept. 9: 7,920
Sept. 10: 3,870
Sept. 11: 6,230
Sept. 12: 8,200
Sept. 13: 3,400
Sept. 14: 5,200
Sept. 15: 6,400
Sept. 16: 5,380
Sept. 17: Rain out. No count.
Sept. 18: 5,000
Sept. 19: 5,810
Sept. 20: 3,500
Sept. 21: 3,500
Sept. 22: 5,180
Sept. 23: 5,190
Sept. 24: 4,780
Sept. 25: 6,000
Sept. 26: 2,760
Sept. 27: No count.
Sept. 28: 3,750
Sept. 29: 4,820

 

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