PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SITE IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ENJOY THE VIDEO HERE BUT DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRESPASS. WE DO NOT ENDORSE UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR BIRD LOVERS TO RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Fall migration is in full effect at McNear’s Brickyard in San Rafael. Vaux’s Swifts are small, cigar-shaped birds that migrate down the Pacific Flyway. These colonial birds historically roosted in tree stags and caves but in current day use man-made structures like the out-of-commission chimney at McNear’s. The McNear family has graciously preserved the chimney for the swifts and is working with Audubon chapters to protect the birds. Watch the video for five minutes of gorgeous swift activity.
The USDA's Wildlife Services agency kills hundreds of thousands of birds each year with little or no oversight from the public. An important read in the New York Times.
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