Safeguarding bank swallows in our Forestville Sand Pit

 

JULY 17, 2020 - FORESTVILLE, ONMore than 200 bank swallows were discovered nesting at the top of our Forestville sand pit. 

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Yearly, these birds migrate from Mexico to Canada yet over the last 40 years, there’s been a steady decrease of their population. Today, only 2% of its Canadian population remains.

So with this knowledge, we immediately decided move our operations to a different part of the pit, so that we can create a sanctuary for the bank swallows to return to this place and further nest in coming years. As we had almost completed our operations in the area of the pit they are currently occupying, the decision was straightforward - move operations away to give these little neighbours the peace and quiet needed to safely hatch their chicks.