Celebrate Swifts

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A special event celebration the official opening of the Chimney Swift Roosting Tower at Prairie Ridge.

Friday August 21st, 2015

Chimney Swift Conservation Forum

Click here for complete program and information about the speakers.

Come meet and listen to experts from around the country who have worked to save Chimney Swifts and a relative out west, the Vaux’s Swift. Free event.

  • Meet and greet dessert reception: 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Speakers: 7 – 10 p.m.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Nature Resource Center, 121 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Chimney Swift Family Festival

Fun for the whole family! See life through the eyes of a Chimney Swift — build a nest, try on life- size wings, make a mask, join the flock! Take a peek at a live swift nest in our newly built 30′ roost tower; roost with the Swifts at dusk.

  • Educators and games
  • Food trucks and live music

Prairie Ridge Ecostation 4 – 9 p.m. Free event.

Click here for more information

Sunday August 23rd, 2015

Swift Community Stake-Out

See Chimney Swifts swirl into urban chimneys that you might not know know about – and that might be gone in a few years.

  • 7:30 p.m. until the swifts go to roost (dusk)
  • Chimney Swift roost sites throughout Raleigh – click here for locations