Chimney Swift Initiative
In April 2007 the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) listed the Chimney Swift as a threatened species, and it is now listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. The Chimney Swift is listed as a Threatened Species under the Manitoba Endangered Species Act.
In 2008, swift towers were erected in Starbuck, St. Adolphe, Portage la Prairie, and Winnipeg. In addition to watching these sites, we continue to identify and monitor roosting and nest sites around the province.