Chimney Swifts in Danger
At the Masonic Temple in Bethlehem, within a large chimney (40-foot-high, 5-foot-square) are housed tens of thousands of Chimney Swifts each fall migration season. The Masonic Temple is currently under demolition as part of a redevelopment project.
Save Our Swifts
Developer and property owner, John Noble, is committed to saving the birds. Two options are under consideration: 1) Reinforce the existing chimney as a stand-alone structure; or 2) Build a duplicate replacement, freestanding structure on-site. The goal is to have the work completed by spring migration in April.
You Can Help!
The local community is stepping in to support the developer, to save the Chimney Swifts, by saving their habitat. Your donation to help us raise our goal of $50,000, would be sincerely appreciated.
No funds will be dispersed to the developer until the completion of the project. Any funds procured beyond the actual cost of the Chimney Swift structure, will be used to raise awareness, educate the community, document existing roosts, advocate for preservation of chimney habitats, and build new swift towers throughout the city of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley.