Barn Swallow Nesting Cups Available

One of the recent initiatives of the Species At Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) program, is providing barn swallow nesting cups to farmers to protect the endangered species.

These wooden cups mimic the mud nest and can be installed inside a building that has open access in the early spring and summer, or installed outside of a building (under the eaves of the structure) if access to the building is restricted. Farmers installing nesting cups would also likely have the benefits of natural pest control – did you know that a single barn swallow can consume 60 insects per hour!? That is approximately 850 per day!

Through the SARPAL program, the NSFA has been partnering with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables and the Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP) to increase education and awareness for Species at Risk (SAR) and biodiversity enhancements on Nova Scotia farms.

This project was undertaken with the financial support of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

If you are interested in acquiring nesting cups for your farm, please fill out the form below:

Barn Swallow Nesting Cups Request

I am a…
Have you observed barn swallow sightings or nesting on your property in recent years?
Are there any barns or other buildings suitable for nesting habitat on the property?
How many nesting cups are you requesting?