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Chimney swifts–close relatives of hummingbirds–once nested in the hollows of old-growth trees. As people cleared trees and built farms and houses, these resourceful birds started nesting in chimneys. Now that more and more chimneys are capped, chimney swifts are on a mission to find good nesting sites. Help them find homes.

Chimney swifts huddling

Jayne Amico/Mount Vernon Songbird Sanctuary

Bird Aviary Mimics Nature

At the South Florida Wildlife Center, a special aviary accommodates the unique needs of the hundreds of baby chimney swifts brought in during breeding season.

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