Saving the “Dolphins of the Sky”

Dr. Jessica Hite is working to save the birds that she calls the “dolphins of the sky.” Chimney swifts — tiny birds that are incredible aerial acrobats — are a threatened species because they can’t find enough nesting sites. The birds live in, you guessed it, chimneys, and the advent of chimney caps has made it difficult for the swifts to foster new generations. We followed Jessica for a day to see what she’s doing to save the swifts and learn more about this incredible species.

Video created for Grotto Network.

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