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Field trip to see Vaux's Swifts in Rainier

The Vaux's Swifts are still coming through Rainier on their southbound migration, roosting at night in the chimney of Carpet One. Linda Jennings counted 1,026 on Sunday evening; Darrel Whipple counted 1,070 last night.

We are declaring a WHAS field trip to Carpet One this Saturday, Sept.10. Meet at the front steps of Rainier City Hall (Highway 30 and First Street) at 7 pm. Binocs and camera are optional. The swirling and funneling into the chimney will likely begin a few minutes after sunset; enjoy the spectacle. The wee birds should all be in bed by 8 pm.