Join observers throughout the Pacific Northwest as they document the migration of Vaux’s swifts by counting their presence at known roost sites. Our roost site is a chimney located in the Hamilton Fire Hall.
Participants should gather in downtown Hamilton at the corner of South 3rd and State Street at 8 pm and plan on observing for approximately an hour and a half. Please bring a portable chair, warm clothes, and water.
Optional social gathering before watching the swifts: meet up with members of the Bitterroot chapter in one of downtown Hamilton’s dining establishments at 7pm for a bite to eat then gather at the observation point by 8pm. Meet at the Adams Center parking lot at 6pm for carpooling to Hamilton.
See the Vaux’s Happening website for more information on Vaux’s swifts and their migration, and citizen-science efforts to monitor them.
This field trip is organized in conjunction with the Bitterroot Audubon Society.