Jeff Wendorff's bird photography portfolio of swallows from the family, Hirundinidae.

Swallow Wiki
Acrobatic aerial feeding characterizes all of the members of the swallow family and if you have ever tried to photograph them flying you know that is entirely justified!

Swallows and their kin, the Martins, occur worldwide with some 80 species in the family, Hirundidae. I'm going to have to get busy if I hope to add all of them to my avian photography portfolio.

Swallow Species Photographed
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Mangrove Swallow - Tachycineta albilinea
Rock Martin, Hirundo fuligula

Southern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow - Tachycineta thalassina

Collective Noun - Swallow
The Collective Noun for a group of swallows is a flight (duh!) or a gulp.

Photography Workshops and Tours
I lead many nature and wildlife photography workshops around the world. Some of them feature birds, and all of them are AMAZING! Hey, if I don't say it who will? You can check and decide for yourself at Wildlife Workshops.
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