Sketch of chimney swifts from a 1913 publication for teachers in New York giving them material for "nature study."

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September 21, 2018 - Environmental Almanac

An appreciation for chimney swifts

One of the easiest birds for many people to see also attracts the least attention, and that's too bad because chimney swifts are fascinating creatures.

Chimney swifts dropping in to roost for the night.



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