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The Barn Swallow: Friend of the Farm

Barn Swallow
The Barn Swallow is the most abundant and widely distributed swallow in the world. These acrobatic flyers consume large numbers of insects, including agricultural and garden pests. For this reason, attracting Barn Swallows to your property may be one more positive step in an integrated pest...

Attracting the Beneficial Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow
The tree swallow is one of the most acrobatic songbirds in Maryland. This fork-tailed bird is an adept flyer and talented hunter of flying insect pests. Along with bats, bluebirds, and purple martins, they can play an important role in an integrated pest management strategy for controlling many...
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