New elementary school in Brunswick, Maine will include roost for migratory birds

May 8, 2009
Private funds will enable town to provide a place for birds to roost in the spring and fall

From The Brunswick Times-Record: Brunswick, Maine, is planning to build a new $28 million elementary school. Before construction can begin, the town's old high school facility must be demolished. Officials say the last part of the high school to come down will be a chimney that has for decades been a roost for migratory birds known as chimney swifts. Delaying the demolition of the chimney will enable the birds to roost there one last time this spring. The town plans to include an alternative bird roost as part of the new elementary school. The $19,000 cost of the roost will be covered by private donations. The architect is PDT Architects.

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