Can You Identify These Eight North American Swallows?
Mystery Swallow #1
This is our continent’s largest swallow. Males are uniformly bluish-black above and below, which is distinctive. Females have a dark hood and upper breast, but a pale, smudgy belly. Hint: This species usually nests in colonies, so many people provide gourd or “apartment” complexes to attract them.
a) Blue-black swallow
b) Barn swallow
c) Purple martin
d) Tree swallow
Whether you’re new to backyard birding or are a lifelong bird watching enthusiast, you’re sure to find the information in this booklet-length PDF to be extremely useful. It’s a resource you’ll want to consult every year when summer comes to a close.