FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
KALI FENCL - 216-635-3284
Before there was Taylor Swift, there was another kind of
swift-the Chimney Swift!
Chimney Swifts are small, swallow-like birds that gather in
flocks and take shelter in inactive chimneys, smokestacks or
airshafts during the summer months. However, with buildings being
torn down and new ones built without chimneys, the Chimney Swifts
are often left homeless. Cleveland Metroparks has begun building
makeshift �chimneys� throughout the parks to house the swifts.
Join Cleveland Metroparks for several opportunities in and
around the Park District to see these magnificent birds in action
before they take flight for the winter.
Swift Night Out
Friday, September 7 � 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Look About Lodge � South Chagrin Reservation
After a day spent catching insects on the wing, Chimney Swifts
flock together at twilight, swirling into a communal roost. Enjoy
an early evening watching these birds settle in for the night.
Registration, by September 5, is required. Look About Lodge is
located at 37374 Miles Road in South Chagrin Reservation, between
SOM Center Road/Route 91 and Chagrin River Road in Bentleyville.To
register and for more information, call 440-247-7075.
Swift Night Out
Friday, September 7 � 7:30 p.m.
Garfield Park Nature Center � Garfield Park
Come see these neotropical migrants as the grace the skies of
northeast Ohio. Be prepared to carpool to the swift watch location.
Registration is required. Garfield Park Nature Center is located
off Mill Creek Lane, off the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield
Park Reservation in Garfield Heights.For more information and to
register, call 216-341-3152.
Chimney Swift: Dusk Dance
Friday, September 7 � 7:30 - 8 p.m.
CanalWay Center � Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
As the sun begins to set, the Chimney Swifts gather together in
a large flock in the sky. Come observe the dazzling show as they
funnel down into a roost for the night. Bring a lawn chair and
binoculars. Registration, is required and meeting place will be
given at the time of registration. CanalWay Center is located on
Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal
Road in Cuyahoga Heights. To register and for more information,
Be free as a bird this September with Cleveland Metroparks -
part of your life, naturally!