Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Vieillot, 1817  Synonyms: CLSW, Eave Swallow.

Status:

Cliff Swallows nest communally on bridges and similar structures in Maryland, tending to be more common in the Piedmont than on the coastal plain. They are very localized breeders on the Eastern Shore and in southern Maryland. They are long distance migrants and winter in South America.

Where to find:

Brighton Dam, Prettyboy Reservoir.

There are 115 records in the project database.

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A Cliff Swallow on the wing in Howard Co., Maryland (5/4/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A cooperative Cliff Swallow at Piney Reservoir, Garrett Co., Maryland (4/30/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Cliff Swallow in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/27/2016). Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list)

Cliff Swallows nesting over Prettyboy Reservoir in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/14/2015). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Cliff Swallow in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/26/2015). Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

A Cliff Swallow in Howard Co., Maryland (4/30/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Cliff Swallow in flight in Cumberland, Maryland (6/17/2012). Photo by Evelyn Ralston. (MBP list)

A Cliff Swallow at Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/20/2010). Photo by Kye Jenkins. (MBP list)

Cliff Swallow nests in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland (6/16/2012). Photo by Evelyn Ralston. (MBP list)

Cliff Swallows in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/23/2015). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Cliff Swallow in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/25/2016). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A Cliff Swallow in Carroll Co., Maryland (5/17/2017). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)


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