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 Departure from South 2016

Date of Departure Town / Area Country Submitted by
 13 April 2016 Mount Moreland,KZN  South Africa  Angie Wilken

Barn Swallow Departures from South – 2015

Date of Departure Town / Area Country Submitted by
 21 April 2015 Mount Moreland,KZN  South Africa  Angie Wilken
 14 April 2015 Lesser Striped Swallow Rosetta, KZN  South Africa  Sharon

Barn Swallow Departures from South – 2014

Date of Departure Town / Area Country Submitted by
16 March 2014  Mass sightings Amatykulu South Africa  Hennie Wilken
10 March 2014 Mass sightings Pretoria North South Africa  Lizel Russel
1 March 2014 Mass sightings Tugela river South Africa  Hennie Wilken
14 Feb 2014 – Mass Swallows have gone Mount Moreland South Africa   Angie Wilken

Barn Swallow Departures from South – 2013

Date of Departure Town / Area Country Submitted by
7 April 2013 Mount Moreland South Africa Angie Wilken
17 March 2013 Benoni South Africa Liz Abrahams

Barn Swallow Departures from South – 2012

Date of Departure Town / Area Country Submitted by
 31 March 2012  Mount Moreland  South Africa  Angie Wilken

Barn Swallow Fables & Sayings

 ‘The barn swallow represents love, care and affection towards family and friends, showing the loyalty of the person always returning to them.’

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