(Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)In the spring of 2003, after the old bridge on Hwy 171 over the Kickapoo River was replaced with this new one, Cliff Swallows started breeding under the concrete structure. Cliff Swallows are one of 6 species of swallows breeding in Wisconsin. They are a highly colonial bird with a complex social life. They migrate to South America each fall and return to North America each spring, a round-trip journey of more than 16,000 miles. They winter in southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Each year they leave their wintering range and head north starting in early February. They arrive in Wisconsin in May, select mates, build complex domed mud nests, lay eggs, raise their young and start the long journey south again. Remarkably all of this is usually accomplished by the end of July!
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|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 674306 N 4798521|
|Decimal Degrees||43.31933333, -90.85035000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 19.16', W 90° 51.021'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 19' 9.60" N, 90° 51' 1.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3557-3575 Robb Park, Gays Mills WI 54631, US|
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