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Swifts Night Out in Monroe

August 20 @ 4:00 pm 8:30 pm

Celebrate the magnificent migration of Monroe’s official bird, the Vaux’s Swift

Sponsored by Pilchuck Audubon, this special event features entertainment, speakers and booths, with the grand finale of the Vaux Swifts flying down the school chimney right at sundown.

From 4pm until dusk, nature lovers, community groups, families, and anyone with an interest in the spectacular can enjoy an evening on the lawn to watch the Vaux’s Swifts descend into their evening chimney roost at the school. While waiting for the swifts to appear around sunset, there will be children’s activities, vendor booths, and a presentation available in the Wagner Center Auditorium. FREE and family-friendly

The old brick chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School in Monroe is a critical migratory stopover for the swifts, hosting more than 20,000 swifts on its busiest nights.

Learn more: https://www.pilchuckaudubon.org/swifts-night-out

https://www.eopugetsound.org/articles/vauxs-swift-chaetura-vauxi