Horicon Marsh Bird Club Talks Chimney Swifts

(Horicon)  The Horicon Marsh Bird Club is inviting everyone to attend their free program all about Chimney Swifts.  The program will share knowledge about the Chimney Swift, such as how it spends its entire life airborne, unless roosting or on the nest, as they are uncapable of perching.  Sandy Schwab, a Master Naturalist from Madison and chair of the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group, will be on hand to share her knowledge.  Sandy began volunteering in wildlife rehabilitation at the Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center after her retirement in 2010, and after becoming intrigued by three baby chimney swifts, has spent the last eight years observing and promoting awareness of this fascinating species.  She will talk to attendees about the working group as well as the natural history of the swift and the challenges it faces.  She will also relate what we can do today to aid this magnificent bird.


The program will be held on Thursday, November 15th, at 7pm at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.  The presentation is open to the public and admission is free.  For more information about the program or about the Horicon Marsh Bird Club, you can reach out to the Bird Club President Jeff Bahls at 920-210-4832.