Violet-green Swallow

A sign that warmer weather is arriving, these are often the first swallow species seen in the spring. With white underparts and darker backs, they can be difficult to tell apart from similar Tree Swallows. If you can’t see the violet and green backs clearly (vs. dark blue on a Tree Swallow), look for a white patch at the base of the tail and up the side of the face.

Active seasons

Spring and summer

How/where to find

Common throughout much of the province, an open area like a meadow or pond is the best bet for finding some darting around in search of bugs.

You can find the Violet-green Swallow throughout every Region and Outpost on The BC Bird Trail!