THE NORTH SHORE AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTS CHIMNEY SWIFTS AND PEOPLE BY JOHN CONNORS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22
The North Shore Audubon Society presents
“Chimney Swifts and People”
by John Connors
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7 PM
Manhasset Public Library
30 Onderdonk Avenue,
Manhasset NY 11030
Open to the general public.
Admission is Free.
This presentation is an overview of Chimney Swifts from the perspective of a young man who, as a child, birded with the sneaker-wearing lady members of the Lyman Langdon Audubon Society (the prior name of the North Shore Audubon Society). John Connors now lives in North Carolina where he works to create Chimney Swift habitats.
This enigmatic little bird spends almost its entire life airborne. When it lands, it can’t perch—it clings to vertical walls inside chimneys or in hollow trees or caves. This species has suffered sharp declines as chimneys fall into disuse across the continent.
Photograph of a Chimney Swift taken by John Connors