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To quickly spot them in the field, watch for the birds sporting a flashy tuxedo. .

March 1 - 15: Waterfowl migration is fully under way.

Migrating swallows cover 200 miles a day, mainly during daylight, at speeds of 17-22 miles per hour.

Tree Swallows from western North America migrate west of the Rocky Mountains to winter in western Mexico and Central America. Its range extends into north-central Alaska and to the tree line in Canada. Feeds on many flies, beetles, winged ants, and others.

Overview; ID info; Life History; Maps; Sounds; Range Map; Sightings Map; Map Generated from eBird Observations (Year-Round, 2018-2023).

Check out recent bird sightings and report your own. I read in my bird book that the tree swallow migration continues until the end of May. Our largest swallows, Purple Martins perform aerial acrobatics to snap up flying insects.

Individually Tracked Bird (High Precision) Individually Tracked Bird (Low Precision) Gap in Tracking Data. They’ve been over by the pond where island kids are doing a one-room schoolhouse during the pandemic, so they’ve had a front row seat to some dizzying acrobatics.

Conservation Statistics.


The breeding (triangles) and wintering (females: circles; males: diamonds) locations of tree swallows from populations in (A) Western and Central flyways (B) Eastern flyway. The breeding season for swallows lasts from March through September.

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Spring 2023 Maps.
March 16 - 31: Peak waterfowl migration, with huge numbers of ducks.
Most Tree Swallows move to large marshes soon after nesting.

Nicknamed an “avian ballet,” the annual tree swallow migration takes place from late summer to early fall.


Christine in Morgan Hill, CA: “ [Barn] Swallow looked a little thin. Abundance of this Species. Robinson, W.

. Finding the swallows requires sharp. Using 43 years (1975−2017) of data from a box-nesting population of tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor), we identified reduced. Hochachka, L. Johnston, M.

Although the mechanisms behind these declines have proved difficult to identify, emerging methods for studying migration staging areas could provide new insights.

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Scientific Name: Tachycineta bicolor.