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 extreme weather patterns.

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 Departures from North – 2016

Date of Departure Town / Area Country Submitted by
17 October 2016
Beachy Head on the South Downs
UK
Tim Hanks and Jackie Walsh
16 October 2016

Strangford, County Down

Ireland Paula Campbell
8 October 2016
Wherwell, Hampshire
England
Tom Parsons
4 October 2016
Raholp, County Down
Ireland
P Campbell
30 September 2016
Wimborne, Dorset
UK
Carol Fenemore
30 September 2016
Dalystown, Co Westmeath
Ireland
Cathy Cooper
29 September 2016
Blarney, Co.Cork
Ireland
Kevin Baker
27 September 2016
Limavady
Northern Ireland
Valerie Moran
26 September 2016
Kållered
Sweden
Ann Ahlgren
18 September 2016
Rosslare Strand Co Wexford
Ireland 
Ethel Dwyer
16 September 2016
Krusbjerg
Denmark
Svend Jørgensen
16 September 2016 Brittany France Ella Ronchi
16 September 2016 Wherwell, Hampshire UK Tom Parsons
14 September 2016 Yorkshire UK Mac McDonald
13/14 September 2016
Stearsby
UK Jane Bright
13 September 2016
Bishops Castle
UK Val Farquharson
12 September 2016
Horley
UK Gail Matheson
4 September 2016
Midlands
UK Bev Morgan
26 August 2016 Southwick ,Mass. USA Karen Brzezinski
22 August 2016 Kållered Sweden Ann Robinson Ahlgren
18 August 2016 Countryside Lake Canada Glenn R Kuffer

Barn Swallow Departures from North – 2015

Date of Departure Town / Area Country Submitted by
29 October 2015
Dundonald,Country, Ayrshire
Scotland  Thomas Taylor
19 October 2015 Eastbourne UK  Tim Hanks and Jackie Walsh
30 September 2015 LIMAVADY United Kingdom  Valerie Moran
30 September 2015 Horley, Surrey
UK  Gail Matheson
29 September 2015
Kållered
Sverige (Sweden)  Ann Robinson Ahlgren
29 September 2015
Wimborne, Dorset
UK  Carol Fenemore
29 September 2015 Courtbrack, Cork Ireland  Kevin Baker
28 September 2015 St Georges de Reintembault France  Veronica Hall
27 September 2015 Rosslare Strand Co Wexford Ireland  Ethel Dwyer
25 September 2015 Krusbjerg Denmark  Svend Jørgensen
23 September 2015
Clones, Monaghan
Ireland  Jimmy corr
20 September 2015 Yorkshire  UK  Mac McDonald
18 September 2015 Stearsby UK Jane Bright
12 September 2015 Wherwell Hampshire  UK  Tom Parsons
10 September 2015 Brittany France  Ella Ronchi
 9 September 2015 Pebbles Scotland  Ann Southwood
 4 August 2015 Normanton on Soar Leicestershire  UK  Andy Roberts
 22 July 2015 Southwick Mass.  USA  Karen Brzezinski

Barn Swallow Departures from North – 2014

Date of Departure Country Town / Area Submitted by
25 October 2014 Eastbourne, Sussex UK Tim Hanks and Jackie Walsh
28 September 2014 Krusbjerg Denmark Svend Jørgensen
25 September 2014 Stearsby UK Jane Bright
20 September 2014 co Monaghan Ireland Jimmy Corr
7 September 2014 Limonest near LYON France Robert Ferlat
3 September 2014 BANDON, CO CORK Ireland G o Coileain
18 August 2014
Anoyira Village
Cyprus
Richard Keeler
16 July 2014 Hindas Sweden Annie Walker

Barn Swallow Departures from North – 2013

Date of Departure Country Town / Area Submitted by
17 October 2013 Eastbourne, Sussex UK Tim Hanks
 6 October 2013 Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford Ireland Ethel Dwyer
 27 September 2013 Wainfleet, Lincolnshire Wales Iris Dingle
 22 September 2013 little saltee island,wexford Ireland Patrick Grattan-Bellew
 21 September 2013 Svendborg Denmark Peter Teglhøj
 20 September 2013 Krusbjerg Denmark Svend Jørgensen
 17 September 2013 Stewarton House, Eddleston, Peebles Scotland James Taylor
14 September 2013
Stearsby
UK Jane Bright
 11 September 2013 Yorkshire England Mac McDonald
 7 September 2013 Sligo Ireland Craig Robinson
 6 September 2013 Newcastle Ireland John Geraghty
 3 September 2013 Niinivesi, Inner Savo Finland Risto Jäntti
28 August 2013 Massachusetts USA Karen Brzezinski
26 August 2013 Kållered (close to Gothenburg) Sweden Ann Ahlgren
29 July 2013 Hazlehurst, Mississippi USA Bonnie Young

Barn Swallow Departures from North – 2012

Date of Departure Country Submitted by
7 November 2012 Eastbourne,Sussex. UK Tim Hanks
 6 November 2012 links by the sea at Nairn on the Moray Firth in North Scotland.
Jim Wood
 6 November 2012 Skipwith Common, North Yorkshire, UK Tim Ward
 4 October 2012 St Clears, Wales Peter John
 1 October 2012 Kilkenny, Ireland Ann Gunning
 27 September 2012 Svendborg, Denmark Peter Teglhøj
 26 September 2012 Sligo in Ireland Craig Robinson
 26 September 2012 St Clears, Wales, most have left Peter John
 26 September 2012 Finland Risto Jäntti
 25 September 2012 Edinburgh, Scotland
Gary Jones
 18 September 2012 Wexford, Ireland Mr Gunning
 17 September 2012 Stewarton House, Eddleston, Peebles, Scotland
James & Elizabeth Taylor
 17 September 2012 Yorkshire- UK – All gone Mac McDonald
 15 September 2012 Sligo in Ireland – migration still in progress Craig Robinson
 10 September 2012 Dordogne, France, migration in progress Carole and Les Kirkland
 10 September 2012 Modena, Italy, migration in progress Mark Lamberti
 7 September 2012 Sligo in Ireland – migration has begun Craig Robinson
 7 September 2012 Svendborg, Denmark – migration has begun Peter Teglhøj
 6 September 2012 Little Barrington, Oxfordshire, UK
Paul Meaby
 5 September 2012 UK- Loughborough – migration has begun Andrew McDonald
 4 September 2012 Yorkshire – UK – migration has begun Mac McDonald
 3 September 2012 UK – Migration has begun John Wakefield
 21 August 2012 Kentucky – USA Ann Schulmerich
 16 August 2012 Finland – first signs of migration Risto Jäntti

Barn Swallow Departures from North – 2011

Date of Departure Country Submitted by
 16 November 2011  Durlston, Dorset, UK  John Wakefield
 15 November 2011  Denmark  Svend Jørgensen
 12 November 2011  Portland Bill, Dorset. UK  John Wakefield
 Ongoing  Guildford|, UK  John Wakefield
 28 September 2011  France  Marc Piel
 26 September 2011  Wales  Peter John
 20 September 2011  Scotland  Kate Foster
 19 September 2011  Eddleston, Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland  James Taylor
 12 September 2011  Finland  Risto Jäntti
 28 August 2011  Denmark  Svend Jørgensen

Barn Swallow Fables & Sayings

 The barn swallow is a bird that chooses a mate for life. Therefore a swallow is a symbol for love and loyalty to the family.

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