Did you know that a Barn Swallows might fly 600 miles in a single day, in order to capture
enough insects to eat? For swallows, long-distance migration is a lot like a typical day--except that they travel
in a straight line instead of in circles!
1) There are eight swallows species in North America. Take a look at a Field Guide to the Birds of North America,
and find out which species will be coming your way this spring.
2) While you're waiting, enjoy these fun facts about swallows.
3) Keep your eyes on the skies and report the FIRST swallows of spring to arrive in your region! (If you live
in the southern U.S. or Mexico, where some swallows spend the winter, please report your swallows NOW.)
About the "Signs of Spring" Studies
Sightings of first swallows, red-winged blackbirds, singing frogs, migrating earthworms, emerging leaves, flowing
sap, melting ice--and other spring events--will to be incorporated into Monday's "Signs of Spring" updates.
Twice each month, Journey North will summarize the news about these various Signs of Spring. Please share your
Signs of Spring will be posted on: MONDAYS
Jan. 31, Feb. 14, 28, Mar. 13, 27, Apr. 10, 24, May 8, and 22
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