Bank Swallow Technical Advisory Committee

The Bank Swallow Technical Advisory Committee (BANS-TAC) was formed from a diverse coalition of parties in response to the continued decline of Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) populations on the Sacramento River.

Mission Statement

The Bank Swallow Technical Advisory Committee (BANS-TAC) promotes collaborative long-term conservation and recovery of the bank swallow along the Sacramento River, its tributaries, and other areas throughout California by coordinating and supporting monitoring and research, habitat restoration and management, and outreach and education.

The Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) Conservation Strategy for the Sacramento River Watershed, California has been released.
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bank swallow flying near nest entrance

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) near a nest entrance

Bank Swallow in hand

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

eroding bank - habitat

A colony nesting on an eroding, vertical bank on the Sacramento River