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Bird Tweet of the Week: Tree Swallow

Image of a Tree Swallow

Photo from Flickr, Cameron Rognan

The Tree Swallow is a two-toned medium size swallow with dark upper parts and pure white undersides. They are migratory visitors to southern Ontario, arriving before the other swallow species in late March and staying a bit later – well into late September. So keep an eye out for the species this week before they migrate for the winter!

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 September 24th, 2016.

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