Length: 4.75 - 5.5"
Habitat: Nests in unused chimneys or silos and other suitable man-made structures. In less populated areas, may nest in tree cavities, which was formerly the primary choice for nesting.
Diet: Mainly flying insects such as flies, beetles, flying ants, wasps, and bees.
Illustration of Chimney Swifts
Courtesy of Richard Crossley [CC SA 3.0]
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Breeding Bird Survey Map,
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Chimney Swift is found breeding throughout New England.
This birds winters in South America.