GROUP DOING COUNT OF AT-RISK BIRDS AT CHALK RIVER LABS 5/17/2018 8:25:02 AM
Did you know, that the Ottawa Valley is home to two of the largest Chimney Swift roosts in Canada? Every year, Chimney Swift counts are done across the country to study spring migration in Canada, and five are taking place at Chalk River Laboratories. Annie Morin is an environmental specialist and she explains a little more about Chimney Swifts.
Morin says these birds are now a species at risk, and there is one roost considered a "super roost" at the NPD reactor site. The public is invited to these count nights that are being held on Thursday (May 17) at 8:40 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 at 8:45 p.m., Sunday, May 27 at 8:50 p.m., Thursday, May 31 at 8:55 p.m. and Monday, June 4 at 8:55 p.m. You have to register at cnl.ca/swifts.