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Must See the Swifts

Bird lovers converge in Monroe for Swift Night Out

By Seattle Mag September 11, 2013

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This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Seattle magazine.

Witness the Hitchcockian spectacle of 20,000 Vaux’s swifts dive-bombing down a narrow chimney as they make a temporary roost in Monroe before heading to points south. While the show can last as long as a few weeks, Swift Night Out brings bird lovers together with food and drink to witness this crazy natural phenomenon and send our feathered friends off in style. 5 p.m.–dark. Free. Monroe, Wagner Center, 639 W Main St.; monroeswifts.org 

 

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