Vaux's Swifts, Chapman Elementary school chimney, NW Portland

Vaux's Swifts, Chapman Elementary school chimney, NW Portland

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Vaux's Swifts, Chapman Elementary school chimney, NW Portland


These swifts roost in a chimneys (in place of tree snags) on their migratory route from Colombia and Guatemala to Canada...every evening at dusk they swirl around…



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  •   Swift Watch During September | The Intertwine

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    Jamie Francis   •   OregonLive   •   7 years ago

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    KOIN-TV   •   5 years ago

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