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You can help - landowners, managers, and educators

Photo: Graham Sorenson

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. 


  • Bird-friendly landowner signs for swifts and swallows – Be recognized for your swift or swallow-friendly initiatives and help raise awareness by displaying a sign on your property – apply for signage here! Examples for swifts in Ontario and swallows in the Maritimes
  • Chimney Swift habitat protection sign
  • “Chimney Swifts make good neighbours” one-pager
  • How to be a good Chimney Swift host – Atlantic brochure and ON brochure
  • Chimney service professionals brochure
  • Barn Swallow host brochure
  • Bank Swallow Ontario document
  • Report aerial insectivore sightings to Birds Canada – form
  • School SwiftWatch lesson packages

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