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Amateur birder builds towers for chimney swifts

Amateur birder builds towers for chimney swifts

Jim Lodato, of Evansville, built and installed a 14-foot-tall chimney swift tower in hopes that migrating chimney swifts will use it for nesting when they arrive in southern Indiana in a few weeks. The birds' numbers have been declining as suitable nesting sites decline, he said.

April 06, 2013 6:57 pm
Amateur birder builds towers for chimney swifts

Amateur birder builds towers for chimney swifts

Jim Lodato stands recently near a chimney swift tower he built and installed in Evansville, Ind. He hopes migrating chimney swifts will use the 14-foot-tall tower for nesting when they arrive in the area in a few weeks.

April 06, 2013 6:54 pm
Amateur birder builds towers for chimney swifts

Amateur birder builds towers for chimney swifts

EVANSVILLE, Ind. | When the annual migration of chimney swifts arrives from South America later this month, there will be some new lodgings available for them.

April 06, 2013 6:52 pm Photos

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