Download e-book for iPad: Chimney Swifts: America's Mysterious Birds above the by Paul D. Kyle,Georgean Z. Kyle

By Paul D. Kyle,Georgean Z. Kyle

From the curious sounds of child swifts chattering within the chimney to the awe-inspiring sight of birds getting into their roost at nightfall, like smoke swirling again into the flue, Chimney Swifts have captured the mind's eye of many generations of North Americans.

those smooth birds with crescent-shaped wings and acrobatic flight styles migrate to North the US from the Amazon River Basin each one spring to reproduce and lift their younger. yet by means of the past due Nineteen Eighties, adjustments in chimney building and home-owner attitudes had contributed to a big decline within the numbers of Chimney Swifts. Authors Paul and Georgean Kyle have labored forever in an try and adjust that trend.

The Kyles’ eight-acre home has develop into a world-renowned Chimney fast sanctuary and examine station, with greater than a dozen Chimney fast towers of varied designs positioned all through their estate. The swifts go back each one spring to a lot of those towers, the place they rear their younger and the place their domestic lifestyles is saw and recorded in formerly undocumented detail.

In Chimney Swifts, the Kyles proportion the data they've got won, offering readers with an unparalleled peek into the key lifetime of those worthwhile, insect-eating birds. With a non-technical narrative, a variety of photographs, and unique drawings, they discover Chimney fast usual background and supply sensible directions for owners to coexist peacefully with those striking spring and summer season guests.

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