Survey: Swallow populations & farming practices in Southern Ontario

Nature Canada is working with the National Farmers’ Union, ALUS and other farming/rural groups to help Ontario’s declining swallow populations along Lake Ontario & Lake Erie. This project to Save Our Swallows is supported by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. We are interested in learning more from farmers and rural landowners about these species on their properties, as well as what people may already be doing to help this declining group of birds. This information will inform our strategies to help these birds. The survey should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, and participants who complete the survey will be entered into a draw to win a T-14 model Purple Martin nesting condominium (includes mounting pole and installation), valued at $1000.

For any questions about the project, please contact Ted Cheskey at