The Northern Rough-Winged Swallow is not a common one of Swallow family in our region. This bird got its name due to the barbed edges on the end of the wing. This species also flies with lazy, floppy wing-beats, unlike the more graceful swallows we would imagine.
Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.
This episode aired on Saturday August 9, 2014