Northville, New York: Return of the Chimney Swifts (Gone)

May 6 is the day that the swifts fly en masse into an abandoned factory chimney. Only slightly less romantic than the swallows coming back to San Juan Capistrano.

Hubbell Glove Company Memorial Chimney, corner of Bridge St. and 2nd St.

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Return of the Chimney Swifts

Located on Route 30 on the Great Sacandaga Lake approx. 75 miles north west of Albany in the Southern Adironacks. Northville hosts every spring the Return of the Chimney Swifts - May 6.

They are migratory birds who span approximately 7000 miles from the Amazon jungle to the north country of New York State. The swift always return on the same day at dusk and fly, en masse, into a abandoned factory chimney. Sort of a commons man's Swallows of San Juan Capistrano.

[John Baran, 09/18/1999]

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