Aerial insectivores share our backyards and communities and you can help care for them.
If you are interested in conserving aerial insectivores and their habitat, please use the following guidance and best practice resources, and contact us for more information.
- Aerial Insectivores of Canada: Identification Guide
- Aerial Insectivores stewardship brochure
- Chimney Swift habitat protection sign
- Chimney Swifts make good neighbours one-pager
- How to be a good Chimney Swift host
- Chimney service professionals brochure
- Barn Swallow host brochure
- Eastern Whip-poor-will stewardship brochure
- Guide to Swifts & Swallows of Eastern Canada
- Report aerial insectivore sightings to Birds Canada – form
- School SwiftWatch lesson package
Be recognized for your swift or swallow-friendly initiatives and help further raise awareness by displaying a sign on your property – apply for signage here!
Bird-friendly landowner signs for swifts and swallows:
Apply for swift- and swallow-friendly signage
We are happy to help support and encourage landowners in the stewardship of aerial insectivores on their property in Ontario and the Maritimes. If you provide and take care of habitat for swifts and/or swallows, please complete the below form to apply for signage (see examples above) recognizing your stewardship actions. Displaying one of these signs is a commitment to maintaining habitat for these species.