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Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

A migratory bird native to North America. Nests in natural cavities in trees and artificial cavities. Its mostly insects which it catches and swallows in flight. Migrates South with arrival of winter.

Common Names

  • Tree Swallow (en)
  • Golondrina bicolor (es)
  • Hirondelle bicolore (fr)
  • Sumpfschwalbe (de)


  • Passeriformes
  • Hirundinidae
  • Tachycineta bicolor

Where & When to Spot

In all parks around Montreal. Open areas like fields and water surface near ponds and rivers. This bird flies fast and erratic while scanning the air for insects and catching them.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

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Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

Both female and male have white belly. Males back is metal blue while females back is dark brown.


Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Ile Saint Bernard - 2018-05-12

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 100;

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2018-05-05

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 500mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 200;

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