Contact Us

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.

To contact a local Chimney Watch Organizer, see the participating regions below:

Washington, DC
Coordinator: Dr. James Tate
Smithsonian Institution

Email: jim (at)

North Carolina
Coordinator: Dr. Rua Mordecai
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Email: Chimney.Watch (at)

Coordinator: Shannon Kearney-McGee
CT DEP-Wildlife Division
Email: shannon.kearney (at)

University of Connecticut
Coordinator: Dr. Margaret Rubega
Connecticut State Ornithologist
Associate Professor Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
margaret.rubega (at)

For information regarding other swift topics:

Information on building a Swift Tower, see this link.

A Swift Night Out information, see this link
and this link.

Questions about a swift nest in your chimney see this link.