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Vaux Swifts in Portland

By Barbara Bray
Run Time: .44 minutes
In September every year, thousands and thousands of Vaux Swifts come together at sunset to funnel into the chimney at Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. Thousands of people bring their picnic dinners and spread all over the lawns and soccer field to watch the birds swirl together. It took over 2 hours for the birds to come together and swirl around the chimney. They practiced diving toward the chimney. Then when they started funneling into the chimney, a Peregrine Falcon swept down chasing the birds to try to capture one. The Swifts then stopped going into the chimney and chased the Falcon away. Everyone cheered but eventually the Falcon got one of the birds. This video shows the Swifts funneling into the chimney.

Created in 2008
File size: 14.95 MB



Please include this MLA style citation wherever you plan to use this resource:
Bray, Barbara. Vaux Swifts in Portland. vauxswifts.MOV. 2008. My eCoach® eLibrary. Online. Available. 20 April 2014. <http://www.my-ecoach.com>
Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Curriculum Areas:Science
Themes/Keywords: Birds
Migration


Essential Question(s)
1. Why do birds migrate and roost?

Discussion Question(s)
1. Why do the Vaux Swifts roost in the Chapman Elementary School chimney?
2. How long have they been using this chimney to roost in the Fall?
3. Why did the Peregrin Falcon chase the Swifts?
4. Where do the Vaux Swifts migrate during the Winter?



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