The Barn Swallow arrives from the 14th to the 20th of April and
departs during the last half of September.
is found in all parts of the country except close to the city.
It builds in farm outbuildings, attaching its mud and straw nest
to rafters, beams and walls.
Hosts of these and other swallows are to be found in the
Missouri bottoms during migration where they find congenial
roosting and feeding places. Numbers of swallows are also
to be found over the Swope Park lakes during May and September.