My friends at Avian Haven, the bird rehabilitators in Maine are planning a trip to New Jersey later this week. They need to release a Chimney Swift and 2 Barn Swallows — none left in northern New England — and will also be transporting 1 or 2 owls to The Raptor Trust.
The swift is to be released at the Ridgewood, NJ migration staging roost that I’ve been monitoring and reporting on.
As to the Barn Swallows, I’ve been asked to try to identify sites in Bergen and nearby NY/NJ counties where they are still being seen, the more the better. So please keep an eye out for Barn Swallows and email any sighting reports to me (email@example.com).