Media

Provided below are media items related to swallows. Swallow vocalizations are kindly provided by The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (http://macaulaylibrary.org/) and the recordist is cited.

Please contact the BC Swallow Conservation Project if you have any media you’d like to share.

Swallow Calls

Barn Swallow: United States, Washington – Walla Walla County; ML Catalog #63124; Herr, David S.; http://macaulaylibrary.org/search?media_collection=2&taxon_id=12028188&taxon_rank_id=67&q=63124

Tree Swallow: United States, Oregon – Coos County; ML Catalog #105658; Keller, Geoffrey A.; http://macaulaylibrary.org/search?media_collection=2&taxon_id=&taxon_rank_id=&q=105658

Violet-green Swallow: United States, Oregon – Coos County; ML Catalog #50341; Keller, Geoffrey A.; http://macaulaylibrary.org/search?media_collection=2&taxon_id=&taxon_rank_id=&q=50341

Cliff Swallow: United States, California – Marin County; ML Catalog #111063; Sander, Thomas G.; http://macaulaylibrary.org/search?media_collection=2&taxon_id=&taxon_rank_id=&q=111063

Bank Swallow: United States, Oregon – Lake County; ML Catalog #120248; Keller, Geoffrey A.; http://macaulaylibrary.org/search?media_collection=2&taxon_id=&taxon_rank_id=&q=120248

Northern Rough-winged Swallow: United States, Oregon – Lake County; ML Catalog #138324; Budney, Gregory F.; http://macaulaylibrary.org/search?media_collection=2&taxon_id=&taxon_rank_id=&q=138324

Swallow Nesting Sites

Barn Swallows in Southwestern British Columbia

BARS1 BARS2 BARS3 BARS4

BARS5

Cliff Swallows in Southwestern British Columbia

CLSW1 CLSW2 CLSW3 CLSW4

Swallow Activity

Cliff Swallows using a nest site in Southwestern British Columbia (Greg Ferguson)

Tree Swallows visiting a roosting site in Sarasota, Florida (Mark Vance)

Barn Swallows visiting a roosting site in Yamhill County, Oregon (Floyd Schrock)

Tree Swallows observed by radar leaving a roost in Goose Island in the Connecticut River (US National Weather Service, New York)

Barn Swallows captured on radar leaving a roosting site in the Central Willamette Valley, Oregon (National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Portland, Oregon)

For those interested in using radar stations to see if large numbers of birds are on the move in your area, see this video for more information

If you want to try tracking birds yourself, you can visit these radar stations in the United States.

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