In this Book
- Chimney Swift Towers: New Habitat for America's Mysterious Birds
- Published by: Texas A&M University Press
- Series: Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series
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A growing number of people across North America are now constructing nesting towers and conducting Chimney Swift conservation projects in their own communities. With Chimney Swift Towers, concerned bird conservationists have a step-by-step guide to help them create more habitat for these beneficial, insect-eating birds. Chimney Swift experts Paul and Georgean Kyle give directions for building freestanding wooden towers, wooden kiosk towers, masonry towers, and other structures. Included are
- design basics,
- lists of materials needed,
- useful diagrams and photographs,
- and detailed instructions on site preparation, tower construction, installation, and maintenance.
Anyone with basic woodworking or masonry skills and an interest in wildlife conservation will find this publication helpful. That includes do-it-yourselfers, homeowners involved in creating backyard habitat for wildlife, landscape and structural architects, park and wildscape managers, wildlife management area professionals, nature centers, garden centers, scout troops, and other civic organizations in search of community service projects.