Barn Swallow Global Records are a way of mapping the Barn Swallows time of arrival and departure worldwide seasonally. In this section we invite you, where ever you live to become apart of the Barn Swallow World Challenge by submitting Barn Swallow migration dates of arrival to your country and when they leave.

Through these Barn Swallow records, with your contribution it is hoped to establish previously unknown information on the Barn Swallow migration which is relevant in today’s climate with the increase of environmental pressure from global warming.

We would like to take this opportunity and Thank all those that have participated and submitted information for inclusion in the Barn Swallow Global Records.

Barn Swallow Arrivals South – 2017

Date of Arrival Town / Area Country Submitted by
Barn Swallows
25 October 2017 Umhlanga Rocks South Africa lynette Douglas
15 October 2017 – First small flock Mount Moreland South Africa Clive Hockly
25 September 2017 – first arrivals Mount Moreland South Africa Angie Wilken
Lesser striped swallows      
23 July 2017 Mount Moreland South Africa Eve

Barn Swallow Arrivals South – 2016

Date of Arrival Town / Area Country Submitted by
Barn Swallows
21 November 2016 Kokstad South Africa Chris Kew
8 October 2016 – first flock Mount Moreland South Africa Angie Wilken
29 September 2016
 Umdloti  South Africa Angie Wilken
Lesser striped swallows      
16 July 2016 Mount Moreland South Africa Jose Esteves
 15 July 2016 Mount Moreland South Africa Elna Burger

Barn Swallow Arrivals South – 2015

Date of Arrival Town / Area Country Submitted by
Barn Swallows
22 November 2015 Kokstad South Africa Chris Kew
2 September 2015 Mount Moreland South Africa Angie Wilken
31 August 2015 Howick South Africa Ted Vickers
22 August 2015 Umkomaas South Africa Andrew Pickles
Lesser striped swallows      
 11 July 2015 Mount Moreland South Africa  Angie Wilken

Barn Swallow Arrivals South – 2014

Date of Arrival Town / Area Country Submitted by
11 November 2014
Ships captain
 29.19.44 & 088.55.25  Gulf of Mexico  Chris Green
28 October 2014 – First mass sighting Mount Moreland  South Africa  Angie Wilken
1 October 2014 Korsmans, JHB  South Africa  Adolf Hüster
3 September 2014 Mount Moreland  South Africa  Angie Wilken
28 August 2014 Blouberg, Cape Town  South Africa  Wisia Gorka
       
 Lesser striped swallows
(often confused with Barn Swallows)
     
3 August 2014 Durban North South Africa Judy Odams
23 July 2014 Mount Moreland South Africa Michael Hickman

Barn Swallow Arrivals South – 2013

Date of Arrival Town / Area Country Submitted by
19 November 2013 Port Elizabeth South Africa
Graham McGillewie
13 November 2013 GlenGariff, Eastern Cape South Africa Ria De Jager
13 October 2013 Mount Moreland – first arrivals South Africa Michael Hickman

Barn Swallow Arrivals South – 2012

Date of Arrival Town / Area Country Submitted by
12 December 2012 Kokstad  South Africa Chris Fey
10 December 2012 Coffee Bay, Transkei  South Africa Sandra
26 October 2012 Westville, Durban  South Africa Meghan White
19 October 2012 Hillcrest,  Kwazulu Natal    South Africa Heritage Market 
19 October 2012 Benoni, JHB, Korsmans Bird Sanctuary  South Africa Adolf Hüster
18 October 2012 Mount Moreland – masses arrive  South Africa Angie Wilken
6 October 2012 Mount Moreland – first arrivals  South Africa Angie Wilken
3 October 2012 Ballito  South Africa
Adrian Bench-Capon

Barn Swallow Arrivals South – 2011

Date of Arrival Town / Area Country Submitted by
Roosting Sites reported
2012
Castle Burn, Drakensberg  South Africa  Spectator
Roosting Sites reported
2012
Benoni, JHB, above Korsmans Bird Sanctuary  South Africa  Adolf Hüster
Roosting Sites reported
2011
Illovo river mouth
Tongaat river
Umhlanga Estuary
Umdloti Estuary
Everton, masonite factory
Glengarry
South Broom
 South Africa  
15 October 2011 Uganda, Lake Victoria (on holiday)  Uganda  Clive Hockly
 9 October 2011 Santo Tomas, Davao del norte  Philippines  Ariel Estela
 6 October 2011 Mount Moreland, Froggy Pond  South Africa  Angie Wilken
 3 October 2011 Mount Moreland, Lake Victoria  South Africa  Clive Hockly
 3 October 2011 Zinkwazi  South Africa  Margo Thiel
 28 September 2011 Muizenberg  South Africa  Peter Kruger

Barn Swallow Fables & Sayings

 …The young barn swallows met over the spring meadow
The meadow that their parents found a long time ago…

Barn Swallow departure from south
Barn Swallow arrivals north
Barn Swallows departure from north