Building an Eight Foot Tall Free-standing Chimney Swift Tower


The first edition of our book “Chimney Swift Towers: New Habitat for America’s Mysterious Birds: A Construction Guide” was published in 2005 by the Texas A & M University Press.  The proven designs detailed in that book have been used by conservationists all across North America to build and provide hundreds of new nesting and roosting sites for Chimney Swifts.  The featured design is the 12’ wooden tower, and it remains a great tower.  

We have now constructed dozens of this 8’  design - only a few have not yet attracted swifts – so we feel it is time to make these new plans available as a digital download. The design is easier to build, safer with less high ladder time, and less expensive.