[birding] Fwd: Large Vaux's swift roost in Albany
joel.geier at peak.org
Tue Sep 11 09:44:21 PDT 2018
John and Pat Tietjen got wind of a large Vaux's Swift roost in Albany.
Here's John's report from last night:
There were a few people tonight over watching the Vaux's swifts
taking roost at night in the chimney in back of the Takena
elementary school in Albany ( 12th and Takena). We got there
late so didn't get even an approximate count, but I saw the last
group of birds going in, there were hundreds dropping in just in
the last 2 or 3 minutes.
Could you message this out to people interested in seeing
swifts? Noticed that the Chat didn't have any reports this
month of large roosts in the Albany-Corvallis area--this is the
biggest one I've ever seen here. Worth the trip over
Takena Elementary is southwest of the downtown area. If you're coming
from Corvallis by way of Hwy 20, the easiest way to get there is to keep
going straight on Ellsworth St. after you come over the bridge, then
where that street ends turn right onto Pacific Blvd, then turn right
again at the first stoplight (12th St.) and go west about 6-8 blocks
until you see the school on the left.
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis
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