Where do barn swallows migrate to in the winter?

Long-distance migrant. Barn Swallows fly from North American breeding grounds to wintering areas in Central and South America. Southbound fall migration may begin by late June in Florida or early July in Massachusetts. They return as early as late January in southern California to mid-May at Alaskan breeding sites.

Where do barn swallows go during the winter?

Among nearly 90 species in its family, the Barn Swallow is by far the most widespread and abundant. It nests across North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. And in the winter, it heads south, taking up residence throughout South America, Africa, and southern Asia, all the way to northern Australia.

Why are swallows bad?

Although swallows eat massive quantities of pesky insects, they tend to become the larger pests by building their mud nests on manmade structures. Swallows can damage property and their droppings cause sanitation and health concerns, requiring expensive and time-consuming clean-up and repair.

What is a flock of swallows called?

A colony, richness. Swallows. A flight, gulp, herd, kettle, richness, swoop. Tree Swallows.

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