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for North Carolina Naturalist Vol. 16 Issue 1, Spring 2008
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The Chimney Swift, a migratory bird that nests in North Carolina in early April, is well-known for their chimney roosting habits. These birds collect by the thousands in chimneys across North Carolina from dusk until dawn. With the disappearance or capping of chimneys in residential areas, conservationists have begun designing towers made from brick or concrete for the swifts to live in.
The most severe drought on record has hit North Carolina, amounting to several ecological problems around the state. Droughts affect burning necessary for forests and plant species, the lower water levels have hurt native species and allowed invasive species to thrive, and ponds drying up are leaving amphibians and fishes without habitats.