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City installs nesting structure for at-risk species of barn swallow
June 12, 2018 -
The City has installed an artificial nesting structure for an at-risk species of barn swallow between Highway 401 and the K&P Trail near Centennial Drive.
"Barn swallows were noted in the area as part of the Environmental Assessment ahead of building the Centennial Drive extension," says Rob Lambert, project manager, construction engineering services.
It was also noted that the area offered no obvious places for the barn swallows to nest. Artificial nesting structures have been proven effective and it is expected the barn swallows will use it.
To give the barn swallows privacy and protection, the structure was put in an area of low visibility, difficult for humans to access and shielded from the 401.
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