Monitor Chimney Swifts in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is seeking help monitoring usage of its 150 Chimney Swift towers throughout the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Swifts are a neo-tropical migratory bird that has experienced a serious decline over the last 50 years.

They are now considered Near Threatened. The Chimney Swift towers have been installed throughout the region to provide nesting and roosting habitat for this important bird. If you see birds entering or near the chimneys, take note of the tower ID number and submit your observations to In addition, if you know of any roosting locations that are not on the map, submit them to or email them to Sarah

For more information on Chimney Swifts, a map of Chimney Swift tower locations, and ASWP’s conservation programs, visit