Chimney Watch is a coalition of state and federal agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations that seeks to understand and reverse recent declines in chimney swift populations.

Chimney swifts once nested in old hollow trees, but these old trees have long since been removed from the landscape. The swifts have since adapted to humans and are now almost exclusively nesting inside chimneys. Learn more about Chimney Swift natural history and conservation.

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Learn about current chimney swift research and see what scientists have discovered so far.

Enter data and find protocols for inventories and surveys as well as datasheets. This area can only be accessed by researchers and requires a password.