A Chimney Swift is an enigmatic little bird that spends almost its entire life airborne. When it lands, it can’t perch—it clings to vertical walls inside chimneys or in hollow trees or caves. This species has suffered sharp declines as chimneys fall into disuse.

John Connors is a naturalist, environmental educator and one of the leaders in Wake Audubon’s on-going effort to educate the public about Chimney Swifts. John recently retired from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. In his role as the Coordinator of the Naturalist Center, John lead thousands of programs for tens of thousands of children and visitors over the course of his career.

The mission of the Brooklyn Bird Club is to encourage and promote birdwatching and conservation in Brooklyn and beyond.

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