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Swift Night Out at the Swift Sanctuary and Historic Winery

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31505 Grand River Ave

Farmington, MI 48336

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Swift Night Out at the Swift Sanctuary and Historic Winery

Date: Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24
Time: 6 pm to just after sunset
Location: Swift Sanctuary, 31505 Grand River Farmington, MI 48336

Join us with our partners at the Swift Sanctuary to watch the spectacular show as up to 50,000 Chimney Swifts swirl around and around like a tornado before the avian funnel cloud swirls right down into this historic winery. A wooded area behind the historic winery abuts the Rouge River, so there may be some migrants lurking there as well. As far as we know this is THE largest roost of Chimney Swifts in North America!

As the swifts go down the chimney we will see a projection of a live video cam of their activity in the chimney, which was partly supported by Detroit Audubon. Bring a lawn chair to watch this incredible show. Detroit Audubon will have a table at this Swift festival both nights, we will present a PowerPoint program on swifts, and in past years there was band to add to the festive atmosphere leading up to the grand mass descent of thousands of swifts into the chimney for the night.

There will be refreshments and a raffle a well, all to raise funds for the expensive upkeep of this historic chimney!

Please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZC8WAxDQqbiCf13D3 or please kindly email Jac@DetroitAudubon.org

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