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All about Chimney Swifts

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Program Description

All about Chimney Swifts: An urban bird in decline Have you ever heard of Chimney Swifts? Chimney Swifts are a unique bird that roost and nest in chimneys, clinging to the vertical walls with their long claws. Unfortunately, their populations are declining rapidly. The Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative (MCSI) works to monitor Chimney Swifts across the province and protect important swift habitat, including repairing old chimneys. We will dive into the world of Chimney Swifts, including how to identify them, why their populations are declining, and the many ways you can contribute to swift conservation. Spoiler alert: We are always looking for volunteers to help monitor these interesting birds, no experience needed! SCHEDULE: Thursday, May 30, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM This presentation will take place online. You will receive a link to the class by email 24 hours before the presentation begins. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Marissa Berard is the Coordinator for the Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative and the Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program. Marissa studied Ecology and Environmental Biology at the University of Manitoba and has been working in the field of wildlife biology ever since. She has researched birds and other fauna in a variety of areas, including Newfoundland, northern Manitoba, and Riding Mountain National Park.


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