Atlanta Green Theatre Alliance
Chimney Swift Tower Project
The installation is a 15' wooden tower, which will be a nesting house for Chimney Swifts, a federally protected migratory bird that spend their summer breeding season along the eastern corridor of North America, and their winters in South America. Their population has been in steep decline, due to habitat loss (with loss of wild forest, there are not enough dead trees anymore, and open chimneys are not as prevalent as they once were). We hope this tower will attract Chimney Swifts as they pass over between March and April.
Over the course of the next few months, the tower will also have a pollinator garden planted around the base. More information can be found here.