Nesting Cliff Swallows photographed under the Continental Avenue Bridge in Dallas, Texas.

Cliff Swallows construct their nest from small clumps of mud that the adults use to create a gourd-shaped structure one piece at a time.

It appears that these pictures record adult males bringing food back to the nest for incubating females. Juvenile swallows are not evident in these photographs.

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Cliff Swallow - Manmade Cliffs

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Apr 13, 2012
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Thoroughfare-Primary Road
Type of Behavior Nesting
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer David Mimlitch
Main Article Cliff Swallow Observation Location

2 Replies to “Cliff Swallow – Manmade Cliffs”

  1. Hello,

    Our park district is creating interpretive signs for one of our properties along the Olentangy River in central Ohio and we would like to know if we could have permission to use on of your cliff swallow photos? We would be happy to include a photo credit. Please let me know.

    Thank you!
    Mary Van Haaften
    Preservation Parks of Delaware County (Ohio)

  2. Hi, The Oklahoman newspaper has a naturalist columnist who is writing about cliff swallows. May we use one of your images to illustrate?

    Thank you,

    Linda Lynn
    The Oklahoman
    (405) 475-3676
    LLynn@Oklahoman.com

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