An effective research and monitoring program is an essential component of the recovery plan to conserve the Bank Swallows and their habitat. Insight gained from research and monitoring efforts will guide the identification and prioritization of management and research needs and meet agency responsibilities to track the status and trends of the species. All research and monitoring activities are intended to further scientific understanding of the species with the ultimate goal of informing conservation activities. All research and monitoring activities will be conducted in a manner ensuring the highest quality collection data possible.
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) near a nest entrance
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
A colony nesting on an eroding, vertical bank on the Sacramento River