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What are Chimney Swifts??

During the months of March through June is a busy time for chimney cap installations. This time of the year, Chimney Swifts migrate back to the North East. A Chimney Swift is a federally protected migratory bird that takes shelter in chimneys, getting their name "Chimney Swift". Because Chimney Swifts are a federally protected species, they can not be removed once they take refuge in a chimney. Chimney Swifts leave on their own towards the fall season when they start to migrate back to South America. Then the chimney can be cleaned out.

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