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Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Larks & Swallows Uncommon Summer and Spring
Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow - Monterey, CA
© Tom Benson

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow - San Jacinto, CA
© Tom Benson

The Barn Swallow is an uncommon visitor on campus from March through September. It is a common migrant and breeding bird in southern California.

High Count: 6, Average Count: 2

The Barn Swallow can be identified by its glossy, navy blue upperparts, rust-colored underparts, and long, deeply forked tail.