Length: 6 - 7.75"
Habitat: Open or semi-open habitat such as agricultural lands, marshes, lakes, fields, and residential areas. Favors habitat near water.
Diet: Flying insects, including flies (esp. horseflies and houseflies), beetles, flying ants, wasps, and true bugs. Occasionally, wild berries and seeds.
Barn Swallow in Flight
By Emilie Chen [CC ND 2.0]
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Barn Swallow breeds throughout New England.
This bird winters mainly in Central America as well as parts of Mexico.
Breeding Map from eBird
Sightings of the Barn Swallow during May-July over past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS