8 nesting structures installed

Photo: D. Larson

Improving habitat for at-risk swallows

Artificial nesting structures, the first of eight to be installed in the Columbia Wetlands, will provide much-need habitat for at-risk swallows. Habitat loss is a key factor in the decline of these birds.The barns will be outfitted with artificial nest cups, which are the size and shape of natural mud nests, to give the swallows a head start in nest making.

More: COL-F22-W-3479

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