Manitoba Bird Bird Atlas: Species At Risk

Barn Swallow

Early Breeding and Last Migration Dates

South: Regions 1 to 8 Central: Regions 9 to 12 North: Regions 13 and 14
Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding Early Breeding Last Migration Late Breeding
May-16 May-21 Sep-25 May-16 May-21 Sep-25 May-25 Jun-06 ?

Breeding Evidence

Nests are distinctive enough to document even when abandoned.

Normally, several pairs, rarely more than ten, will nest in close proximity. Two broods are usually raised during the long nesting season and this species can sometimes be found with recently fledged young even into late September.

Habitat

Breeding Evidence Map

Barn Swallows are found in agricultural areas with availability to buildings and bridges. The nests are a solid cup of mud and can be found in any structure with a large opening or an over-hanging roof: for example, food-vending stands, picnic shelters and washrooms in campgrounds (images e and f), farm buildings, bridges, culverts, and, of course, barns.

-from COSEWIC and The Birds of Manitoba (p. 284)