18 Feb 2014 Barn Swallows in Batangas city, Philippines: 

Barn Swallows in Far East | I’m Mr. Oliver Carandang Gonzales, from the Philippines, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Batangas City. We have started monitoring the swallows that landed on our city since 2010 and from there on until now, they are continuously populating!! What’s more, during night time, they’ll find time to get together, all swallows at the center of the city, along our electrical lines….good to know that you have this site which carefully monitored their migration!! 
Warmest regards!!!
Barn swallows from batangas city, Philippines
Barn swallows from batangas city, Philippines
Barn swallows from batangas city, Philippines
Barn swallows from batangas city, Philippines

Barn Swallows are still at Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte, Philippines: By Ariel Estela

the Barn Swallow are still here…

Barn Swallows in the Philippines
Barn Swallows in the Philippines
Barn Swallows in the Philippines
Barn Swallows in the Philippines
Barn Swallows in Far East | 21 April 2013 Barn Swallows in Hong Kong: When we first moved into our small apartment there was a swallow nest above our front door and the previous owners said that they had nested there for over six years. We did a renovation and unfortunately the nest was destroyed in the process but we put a little ledge in place in the same position as the old nest. The following year the swallows arrived and perched on the ledge. It was a particularly dry summer so I made a tray of mud and was delighted to watch them rebuilding the nest. Two clutches of 3 eggs and it was fantastic watching them grow up and fledge.
This year, they came back a little earlier in February. All went well, eggs laid and then we saw a large baby lying on the mat below the nest. Next day another one and third day a baby hanging over the side of the nest. There were still 3 babies left in the nest. There was a lot of activity yesterday and I saw 2 birds chasing each other. One of the birds raced up to the nest while the other seemed to chase it and I watched a midair attack. This went on for most of the day. Today, there was little activity in the nest so I climbed up to have a look and NO babies. It is rather stupid but I feel devastated. They have brought such joy to us and am saddened that we may not have any babies this year. The inside of the nest has been thrown out and is hanging on the side of the nest.
Reading your blog, obviously there is another interested male that is causing havoc. Do you by any chance know where the swallows migrate to from Hong Kong? It is hard to believe that they would go all the way to South Africa from here. Interestingly, we sailed to the Philippines last April and during the night an exhausted barn swallow landed on our boat and then flew under the dodger and sat on a winch. Poor thing was so exhausted that it just tucked its head under its wing and went to sleep.
Thanks for your blog – it makes interesting reading. Regards, Sue
Barn Swallows in Hong Kong
Barn Swallows in Hong Kong

Reply: Noticed that Sue from Hong Kong wanted to know what happens to their Swallows in the winter. I have come across Swallows in Singapore / Thailand / Saigon indeed I think they are almost semi resident as they are always present when I have passed through at all times of year. Also seen them in numerous Far East islands during winter e.g Bali etc and I think this is where they head for winter sun, as China and Honkers and Japan get quite cool in winter. Have attached a couple of photos of Swifts over Saigon but they are difficult to see along with a pair hunting over Dubai airport which are even more difficult to see – check out the scrub which they call grass at DXB. Home for a while so will try and get better pictures of returnees for you, as the girls have now shown up, so the stunt flying has now started in earnest. We know have 5 Swallows in one barn and 6 in next doors. Regards Mac

Barn Swallows arrive at Santo. Tomas, Davao del Norte, Philippines: By Ariel Estela

Barn Swallows arrive at Philippines
Barn Swallows arrive at Philippines
Barn Swallows arrive at Philippines
Barn Swallows arrive at Philippines
Barn Swallows arrive at Philippines
Barn Swallows arrive at Philippines