Threatened Grassland Species Programme

Blue Swallow Project

The Blue Swallow is Critically Endangered in South Africa.

Blue Swallows are intra-African migrants – they breed in South Africa in summer but fly to central Africa over the winter. Currently, it is estimated that there are fewer than 100 birds left, and less than 35 nests in the whole of South Africa. The largest South African population is in the KZN Midlands, with a small population (<5 pairs) remaining in Mpumalanga. The TGSP has been working with this species for over ten years in collaboration with the wider Blue Swallow Working Group, which includes partner NGOs, academics and provincial and national authorities.

Blue Swallow Factsheet - DOWNLOAD

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Catherine Hughes - Programme Manager