Join a "Swift Night Out" Event Across North Carolina

One of the great spectacles of bird migration is coming to a chimney near you this month!

Join one of our statewide Audubon chapters for “Swift Night Out,” a series of evening events where bird lovers of all ages can watch the incredible phenomenon of Chimney Swifts roosting. 

“They’ll go in one by one until it looks like a vortex, like they’re being vacuumed in,” explains Tom Tribble, president of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society in Asheville, NC. “I’ve seen thousands fly into a single chimney!” Experience the magic with family, friends, and our fantastic chapter members this September.

Find an event near you: 

ASHEVILLE When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:45 p.m. Where: Asheville Civic Center garage, 5th floor, 68 Rankin Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 Who: Organized by Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

What: See calendar listing for details

BANNER ELK

When: Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. Where: Lees-McRae College, 191 Main St W, Banner Elk, NC 28604 Who: Organized by High Country Audubon Society

What: See calendar listing for details – Arrive between 6:30 and 7:30 pm; bring a chair and picnic supper or just come for the show at sundown.


CHAPEL HILL When: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Where: US Post Office, 179 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC Who: Organized by New Hope Audubon Society

What: See event listing for details

GREENSBORO

When: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m. for social at M’Coul’s, 7:30 p.m. for a short walk to the Carolina Theatre Where: M’Coul’s Public House, 110 W McGee St, Greensboro, NC 27401; Carolina Theatre, 310 S Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401 Who: Organized by T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society

What: Watch tgpearsonaudubon.net/ for details! 

RALEIGH

When: Sept. 10, 17, and 24 at 6 p.m. Where: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 - meet at the big globe on Jones Street. Discussion of natural history of Chimney Swifts from 6 to approximately 7 pm, followed by a walk to a chimney. Who: Organized by Wake Audubon Society

What: See calendar listing for details 

WILKESBORO

When: Sunday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, Sept. 17) Where: Wilkesboro Elementary School, 1248 School, St., Wilkesboro, NC 28697 Who: Organized by High Country Audubon Society

What: See calendar listing for details – Arrive between 6:30 and 7:30 pm; bring a chair and picnic supper or just come for the show at sundown.

WINSTON-SALEM

When: Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Where: Northwest Middle School, 5501 Murray Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Who: Organized by Forsyth Audubon

What: See calendar listing for details