The first use of purpose-built in artificial Chimney Swift habitat in Manitoba

Authors

  • Nicole Firlotte
  • Timothy F. Poole
  • Christian Artuso
  • C-Jae C. Breiter
  • Laura D. Burns
  • Stephen D. Petersen
  • Barbara E. Stewart
  • Robert E.A. Stewart

Keywords:

Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica, Winnipeg Manitoba, Artificial Tower, Assiniboine Park Zoo

Abstract

Previous attempts to provide purpose-built artificial chimneys in Manitoba for the threatened Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) have not attracted swifts. A new design of artificial chimney was constructed in Winnipeg and moved to the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Chimney Swifts bred in this tower during the summer of 2019, the first confirmed use of purpose-built artifical habitat in western Canada.

Author Biographies

Nicole Firlotte


Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3
nicole.firlotte@gov.mb.ca

Timothy F. Poole

Timothy F. Poole
Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3

Christian Artuso

Christian Artuso
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3

C-Jae C. Breiter

C-Jae C. Breiter
Assiniboine Park Zoo
2595 Roblin Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R3R 2N7

Laura D. Burns

Laura D. Burns
Assiniboine Park Zoo
2595 Roblin Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R3R 2N7

Stephen D. Petersen

Stephen D. Petersen
Assiniboine Park Zoo
2595 Roblin Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R3R 2N7

Barbara E. Stewart

Barbara E. Stewart
Sila Consultants
1218 Marchand Road
Howden, MB R5A 1J6

Robert E.A. Stewart

Robert E.A. Stewart
Sila Consultants
1218 Marchand Road
Howden, MB R5A 1J6

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Published

2020-11-27

How to Cite

Firlotte, N., Poole, T. F. ., Artuso, C., Breiter, C.-J. C., Burns, L. D., Petersen, S. D., Stewart, B. E., & Stewart, R. E. (2020). The first use of purpose-built in artificial Chimney Swift habitat in Manitoba. Blue Jay, 78(3), 30-33. Retrieved from https://bluejayjournal.ca/index.php/bluejay/article/view/6299