Thousands of chimney swifts converge on the Magic City each spring to build their nests, raise their offspring, and keep our pest populations low. Unfortunately, suitable nest sites—including the open chimneys that the birds prefer—are becoming harder and harder to find…
Luckily, you can help!
Birmingham Audubon—Alabama’s leading nonprofit organization engaging people in the enjoyment and conservation of birds, their habitats, and the natural world—is working to construct a series of artificial chimney swift nesting towers in Birmingham and throughout Alabama, a key stopover city on the Mississippi Flyway migration route.
But we can’t do it without you.
Your donations are critical for maximizing the number of towers we can install and the number of nesting and migrating swifts we can help. Visit our giving page today, write “for chimney swift towers” in the comments field, and help us help these beautiful birds!
Interested in seeing these birds in action? Join us for our annual Swift Night Out events—your chance to see hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of roosting swifts downtown. Visit our events page to find out more.
Want to join our Alabama SwiftWatch monitoring project?
Check out our volunteer page here to learn more about how you can help our community science efforts monitoring active Chimney Swift roosts throughout the year, or email our Science and Conservation Director.