Chimney Swift Towers
You will see some new additions to the park this year.
The Audubon Society has installed five Chimney Swift Towers in the Park.
"Why is this tower here?
This tower gives Chimney Swifts a place to nest and roost.
Traditionally, these birds used large hollow trees. As large trees
disappeared, they began to use chimneys. Now, modern chimneys
are often capped or made of slick metal, making it impossible for the birds
to build a nest. To learn more about Chimney Swifts and how you can
help them, contact Audubon Society of
About Chimney Swifts
"Chimney Swifts are a familiar part of summer, and we want to keep it
These neotropical migrants spend most of their life on the wing, darting
and dipping as they catch up to one third of their weight in insects each
day. They only land when they reach their nest or when they roost
(spend the night). Their feet are adapted to cling to the vertical
surfaces on trees and chimneys, but their feet don't allow them to stand or
Chimney Swifts are easily recognizable at dusk, when they gather in
flocks, their body shape being described as "flying cigar."