Cliff Swallows Release

The Cliff Swallows that remained in the Center's aviary gradually began eating more on their own in early July. By mid-July, the rehabilitation team decided that the swallows were ready for release. Wildlife rehabilitator Shannon checked eBird for local sightings of Cliff Swallows; for these young birds, the team decided it would be ideal to release them with an established wild flock. The birds who grew up in the Center's care will benefit from their wild counterparts' skills, and since Cliff Swallows migrate in large groups, the Center's young charges will have an established flock to migrate with this fall.