| Looks different? Website Upgrade

Northern rough-winged swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Diet of the Northern Rough-winged Swallows

The Norther Rough-winged Swallow eats insects that they hawk from the air.

How to attract the Northern rough-winged Swallow to your garden

The Northern Rough-winged swallow is hard to attract to your garden as it eats insects and most people don't want to attract that many insects to their garden. (Were not talking butterflies here.) We had this couple come to our yard in search of a nesting site. They seem to find the antic vents of our Spanish style house appealing but in the end the found them unsuitably and left. They don't seem to like nest boxes and prefer to nest in cavities of dirt, rather than trees.

Nesting habitat used by the Northern Rough-winged Swallows

The Northern Rough winged swallow is a cavity nester. Often using an old hole or burrow or excavating their own in a cliff face, or a creek or river bank. They especially like old kingfisher burrows, drainpipes and culverts. Unlike the Cliff Swallow the Northern rough-winged swallow often nests in a single pair rather than in a large colony. They often line their nest holes with soft plant material.

Other places you might find us roaming about:

Do you like what we're doing with the pages?
Email SHORT questions or suggestions

We tried to use kibble for the webmaster, he still can't type. He does bark the answers.
Copyright 1992-2014 Las Pilitas Nursery
Edited on Feb 27, 2013. Authors:
Site Index