The tall chimney at St. Paul’s UMC is a habitat for chimney swifts. Chimney swifts are unique birds that spend all day in the air, eating mosquitoes and other small flying insects. Before they begin their fall migration to South America, watch hundreds of chimney swifts swoop and soar over their roosts in St. Paul’s chimney. This free, family-friendly event is a great way to meet other bird enthusiasts and help the Houston Audubon Society keep record of the total count.
In a city-wide Houston Audubon count in early August, a total of 353 chimney swifts were counted at St. Paul’s — the second-most of any roost in the area. Here are some counting tips.
Meet in the parking lot at Fannin and Binz (1131 Binz Street) and bring a lawn chair, water, and mosquito repellent. Binoculars are optional (the birds are visible to the naked eye).
For more information, contact Donna Adair via email@example.com or 713-528-0527.