Texas Partners in Flight

Environmental Tips for Homeowners and Professional Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Swift Fact Sheet

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Chimney sweeps and Chimney Swifts are most commonly brought together by concerned homeowners who are troubled by strange noises emanating from their fireplaces. However, when the home life of Chimney Swifts is understood, most homeowners welcome alternatives to destroying or disturbing families of nesting swifts. A knowledgeable chimney sweep should be able to provide the homeowner with some basic information about swifts:

Once callers understand that it is normal for swifts to be in their chimneys, that their presence is only seasonal, and that the loud sounds are the feeding calls of baby birds, most will be satisfied to let the swifts stay at least through the season. However, a professional sweep can still be of service to a homeowner with a chimney which is occupied by swifts without violating state and federal laws:

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Contact Information:

For more information about Chimney Swift conservation , please contact:

Paul and Georgean Kyle
c/o Driftwood Wildlife Association
1206 West 38th, Suite 1105
Austin, Texas 78705
(512) 266-3861