There has been a surge of Chimney Swift towers popping up across the state; these structures provide nesting and roosting habitat for Chimney Swifts. In the state of Vermont, Chimney Swifts are considered a “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” by the Vermont State Wildlife Action Plan, due to their population declines both in Vermont and throughout their entire range, and they are protected by Federal law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Check out the tower closest to you!
Burlington, Vermont: Oakledge Park: Audubon Vermont worked with the University of Vermont's Environmental Studies service-learning class and other community members to get this tower created. To learn more about this tower head to this article!
Montpelier, Vermont: North Branch Nature Center built a tower on their property.
Rutland, Vermont: Giorgetti Park: The Rutland Audubon Society worked to get a local tower up. Head here to learn more about this tower.
Quechee, Vermont: Vermont Institute of Natural Science has been building a tower for their property. Check out this video of the production.
Want to learn more about Chimney Swifts recovery efforts in Vermont? Check out this page. Want to know how you can help swifts? Head here!