The BANS-TAC coordinates annual breeding colony surveys along the Feather and Sacramento Rivers. 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 inform management and conservation actions.
The upcoming statewide inventory will allow CDFW to estimate California’s bank swallow population size and develop a robust long-term monitoring plan. Surveys in 2021 will provide a new baseline for tracking bank swallow population trends. More information is available on this page.
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) near a nest entrance
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
A colony nesting on an eroding, vertical bank on the Sacramento River