Bon Voyage to Vaux's Swifts at Agate Hall

LCAS hosts this annual event. Vaux’s Swifts use the chimney to roost for the night as they gather during their migration stopover. Last year a big group of the birds came through earlier than usual, in late August and early September, so many people missed them. We may see several thousand birds entering the chimney, but nothing is guaranteed! It’s entertaining to observe the swifts swirl down the chimney at night, before they continue on their journey to Central and South America for the winter.

Lane Audubon will have handouts with information about the Vaux’s Swifts. Look for the LCAS banner at 17th and Agate Street. Stop by and enjoy this annual natural phenomenon. Free.

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Another good location to check out is the Smith Family Bookstore (5th and Willamette, downtown Eugene) where several thousand birds have also been observed.

Event Type: 
Agate Hall
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:45pm