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Cliff Swallows Nest at Twin Barns in Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Cliff Swallows Nest on Twin Barns at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Cliff Swallows Nest on Twin Barns at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

It’s the beginning of June.  My Chickadee babies have fledged the nest already, but at Nisqually, there are many nesting swallows still.  When you go to Nisqually, you can’t miss the noisy Swallows flying around in circles.   You don’t have to go far either.  They nest around on the visitor center building.

If you do take the half mile walk to the Twin Barns, you certainly will be rewarded with many more birds to watch!  Look up under the barn eaves and you might see Cliff swallow nests made out of mud.   The Cliff Swallows are really clever birds. They swap their eggs so that if one nest gets destroyed by a predator, the “family line” will still survive.