The cave swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) is a medium-sized, squarish tailed swallow belonging to the same genus as the more familiar and widespread cliff swallow of North America. The cave swallow, also native to the Americas, nests and roosts primarily in caves and sinkholes.

Cave swallows are found in Mexico and the Greater Antilles, with fall and winter vagrants reaching the east and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. Breeding colonies occur in south-eastern New Mexico, Texas, Florida, the Greater Antilles, portions of southern Mexico, and along the west coast of South America. Five subspecies are currently recognized according to Birds of North America, three occurring in North America and two in South America.
Cave Swallow
Date Location Count
2020-10-04 09:20Jefferson Equestrian Area4
2020-10-09 09:45Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve3
2020-10-12 08:28Jolly Landing1
2020-10-04 08:12West Kendall Agricultural Area3
2020-10-10 07:03Everglades NP--Chekika Campground (Historic, now closed)1
2020-10-03 11:18Homestead Racetrack fields5
2020-10-11 07:00Seymours1
2020-10-09 14:27Long Key SP1
2020-10-13 08:21Curry Hammock SP--FL Keys Hawkwatch2
2020-10-14 09:24Sombrero Key Golf Course1
2020-10-11 09:56Lake End Park2
2020-10-20 07:00Fabacher Rd.15
2020-10-17 12:27Boca de Nigua1
2020-10-17 06:59Refugio Silvestre Laguna Bávaro7
2020-10-13 10:30Anahuac NWR (UTC 049)2
2020-10-17 15:45Desembocadura del Rio Culebrinas10
2020-10-07 15:32Charca Salobre Los Amadores2
2020-10-17 11:16Yeguada5
2020-10-15 07:57Bosque de Punta Higueras (antigua planta nuclear)20
2020-10-03 10:49Charca Yeguada1
2020-10-07 13:28Desembocadura Rio Camuy5
2020-10-06 07:20Bosque Estatal de Cambalache2
2020-10-17 07:10Hacienda La Esperanza300
2020-10-22 07:46Bosque de Pterocarpus de Dorado8
2020-10-17 13:22Gramas Lindas, Toa Baja80
2020-09-28 17:51Fort Travis Seashore Park1
2020-10-18 12:05Carretera Dzonot Carretero-Moctezuma1
2020-10-17 07:20Reserva Natural Punta Guaniquilla4
2020-10-17 07:05Bosque Estatal de Piñones2
2020-10-02 18:22Refugio Vida Silvestre de Boqueron6
2020-10-16 08:30Refugio de Vida Silvestre de Boquerón1
2020-10-17 15:35Laguna Cartegena - West End2
2020-10-03 08:30Reserva Natural Laguna Cartagena1
2020-10-12 09:30Sheldon Lake SP (UTC 033)4
2020-09-25 11:58Bayside Regional Park, Bacliff1
2020-10-03 07:35Salinas de Cabo Rojo NWR - camino villa pesquera (Fraternidad)1
2020-10-17 06:35Encantada, Trujillo Alto Puerto Rico (18.3551,-65.9850)6
2020-09-29 07:33Corozo1
2020-10-10 08:29Cabo Rojo - Salt Flats2
2020-10-01 09:44Galveston--Settegast Rd. (UTC 067)1
2020-10-13 07:56Galveston Island SP (UTC 070)15
2020-10-18 08:10Embalse de Cidra7
2020-09-30 16:56Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve1
2020-10-03 06:42Lake Madison Park20
2020-10-17 07:25Carretera San Felipe-Panabá8
2020-09-27 08:44Dallas Southside WTP1
2020-10-01 09:56Brunswick Lakes, Houston3
2020-09-26 12:16Las Mareas, Salinas3
2020-10-21 08:18Shadow Creek Ranch Nature Park, Pearland1
2020-10-03 07:40Bear Creek Park (UTC 097)4
2020-10-10 08:24Independence Park, Missouri City120
2020-10-03 07:16Campion Trails--Mountain Creek Preserve, Irving2
2020-10-04 07:40Gibbons Creek Reservoir6
2020-09-29 08:25Cullinan Park, Sugar Land (UTC 095)10
2020-09-24 09:46Quintana Xeriscape Park1
2020-10-10 06:55Katy Prairie--Paul Rushing/Chain of Lakes Park50
2020-10-18 09:58Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary (UTC 121)2
2020-10-19 07:38Riverpark Nature Trails (Sugar Land)2
2020-10-04 09:21Sulphur Springs Road1
2020-10-18 09:57Quintana--S. Lake Drive / Sand Dollar Str.5
2020-09-30 10:16Katy Prairie Conserv.--Nelson Farms E. (Harris Co.)2
2020-10-08 13:15Brazos Bend SP (UTC 117)3
2020-10-18 07:12Katy Prairie Conserv.--Mary Manor4
2020-10-17 07:20Katy Prairie Conserv.--Hebert Reservoir (NW of Penick/Hebert rds.)1
2020-10-15 07:13Brazos Center Park35
2020-10-06 13:16Gateway Villas/Home Depot marsh, College Station1
2020-09-30 07:41Cross Creek Ranch wetlands2
2020-10-18 07:41Georgie K. Fitch Park15
2020-10-07 08:09Seabourne Creek Pk (Rosenberg)30
2020-10-12 07:38Fort Bend Co.--Montgomery rd.15
2020-10-18 07:52Finfeather Lake15
2020-10-19 09:11Easterwood Airport Pond1
2020-10-02 08:05Waller Co.- Bains Ln. (Bessie's Creek)5
2020-10-12 09:20Damon Area (incl CR 4 & CR10)4
2020-10-04 08:41Brazos River Valley Trail (PPW-W 003)30
2020-10-19 12:47Lake Bryan (PPW-W 012)1
2020-09-30 07:05San Bernard NWR--Moccasin Pond Loop1
2020-10-13 08:30San Bernard NWR (UTC 125)2
2020-10-17 11:06Brazos Co.--Sims Lane/Sims Lane Cutoff3
2020-10-10 09:41Hall Lake4
2020-10-17 08:28Trading House Creek Reservoir29
2020-10-12 13:13Austin Co.--FM3538 / Rexville Rd. area3
2020-10-03 10:35Benbrook Lake--North Holiday Park (day use area)5
2020-09-28 10:15Komchen de Los Pajaros6
2020-10-04 06:40Nolan River Park5
2020-09-27 10:34Lake Whitney--Steele Creek Pk1
2020-10-08 16:16Camino a Misnébalam1
2020-10-01 11:39Parque Ecológico Kai Luum2
2020-09-24 09:48Lake Fayette--Park Prairie Park8
2020-09-27 11:32Bell Co.--Witter Lane2
2020-10-04 07:53Granger Lake--Friendship Park4
2020-09-24 08:35Granger Lake Dam area & Overlook4
2020-10-17 07:45Granger Lake Area (HOTE 031)28
2020-09-26 06:45Carancahua Bay--Eastern shore area (Jackson Co.)4
2020-09-23 08:54Granger Lake--Taylor Park1
2020-09-26 08:08Granger Lake--Willis Creek Park1
2020-10-20 07:05Granger Lake--Comanche Bluff Trail26
2020-10-02 08:15Granger Lake--Willis Creek Wildlife Area (undeveloped)1
2020-10-01 07:17Shipp / Stagners Lake20
2020-09-26 09:28Bastrop Co.--Gotier Trace rd.5
2020-10-01 09:39Williamson Co.--FM366/Rowe Valley Bridge2
2020-10-17 06:59Jackson Co.--CR1272
2020-10-11 11:00Berry Springs Park, Georgetown5
2020-10-11 17:31Lake Pflugerville3
2020-10-10 09:22Hackberry Flat WMA--Sandpiper Unit1
2020-10-21 07:04Uxmal Resort Maya6
2020-10-10 13:27Hackberry Flat WMA--Reservoir1
2020-10-14 07:35Zona Arqueológica Xlapak2
2020-10-08 12:15Williamson Co.--Southwest Regional Park6
2020-09-27 09:05Platt Lane (Travis Co.)10
2020-10-21 08:00Hornsby Bend (HOTE 037)18
2020-10-11 14:13Lake Creek Trail--East (Williamson Co.)26
2020-10-15 15:25Lake Creek Trail--West (Williamson Co.)1
2020-10-08 08:43Boggy Creek Greenbelt, Austin3
2020-10-02 18:23Austin Memorial Park Cemetery15
2020-10-18 07:46Riverside Park (CTC 027), Victoria3
2020-10-21 08:36Guadalupe River Rd. (Refugio Co.)2
2020-10-02 08:35Devine Lake Pk
2020-09-26 08:00McKinney Falls SP (HOTE 039)1
2020-09-24 19:31Brackenridge Field Labs (U.Tx.)1
2020-10-03 08:30Lake Travis--Bob Wentz Windy Point Pk2
2020-10-18 07:45Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park3
2020-09-30 18:19W Turnersville rd., Travis Co.3
2020-09-26 09:30Lake Negley / Soil Conservation Site 1 Reservoir (Kyle)6
2020-10-11 08:27Goliad Co.--CR250614
2020-10-07 17:44Hamilton Creek Pk25
2020-10-03 07:38Blanco Shoals Natural Area10
2020-10-11 07:26Reimers Ranch Park2
2020-10-12 07:41San Marcos--Fish Hatchery1
2020-09-23 08:01Schulle Canyon Natural Area1
2020-09-29 08:55Lake Throckmorton area100
2020-10-05 08:10San Marcos--Prospect Park1
2020-10-17 10:40Blue Hole Regional Park3
2020-10-02 15:45Millers Creek Reservoir (Throckmorton Co. portion)1
2020-09-26 07:37Pedernales River Nature Park (LCRA)2
2020-09-26 06:57Stockdale WTP18
2020-09-26 07:32Jackson Nature Pk (Wilson Co.)8
2020-10-03 08:00Crescent Bend Nature Park (Bexar Co.)1
2020-09-28 09:55White Point & Koonce Loop6
2020-09-26 16:02Veterans Park, Falls City4
2020-10-04 10:09Winchester Lake2
2020-09-29 07:15Converse City Park9
2020-10-17 07:45South Texas Botanical Gardens (CTC 067)
2020-09-23 10:45Calaveras Lake (HOTE 100)30
2020-10-17 13:30Pollywog Pond (CTC 077)2
2020-10-16 12:17Hazel Bazemore Park (CTC 078)25
2020-10-21 09:13Hazel Bazemore Park Hawkwatch Platform120
2020-10-18 09:10South Side Lions Park East6
2020-09-26 13:40San Antonio Botanical Garden1
2020-10-15 18:16Alamo Quarry area60
2020-10-17 10:20Braunig Lake (HOTE 101)75
2020-09-26 10:47Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio5
2020-10-15 15:15Lake Corpus Christi SP (CTC 080)(San Patricio Co.)70
2020-09-27 12:44Univ. of Texas, San Antonio
2020-10-17 14:29Mitchell Lake Audubon Center (HOTE 103)30
2020-09-26 08:00Mitchell Lake Audubon Ctr.--Visitor Center area
2020-10-01 08:22Boerne City Lake9
2020-10-04 15:25Government Canyon SNA (HOTE 085)2
2020-10-02 17:28Choke Canyon SP--South Shore Unit (Live Oak Co.)68
2020-10-17 07:30Choke Canyon SP--Calliham Unit (McMullen Co.)(CTC 082)10
2020-10-16 14:00Dick Kleberg Pk (CTC 088)50
2020-10-18 11:40Castroville Regional Pk (HOTE 113)1
2020-10-07 15:49South Padre Is.--Birding and Nature Center20
2020-10-03 08:40Hill Country SNA--(Bandera Co. portion / N. of Bandera Creek rd.)(HOTW 045)1
2020-09-25 08:09King Ranch--Norias Division (Kenedy Co.)2
2020-10-04 08:36Old Port Isabel Rd16
2020-10-17 17:48Rio Hondo Cemetery area1
2020-10-17 09:50San Benito--Yost pond2
2020-10-04 17:31Oliveira Park, Brownsville10
2020-09-26 18:18Harlingen Thicket WBC (LTC 028)4
2020-10-12 09:00San Benito--Ratliff Street8
2020-10-07 08:04Resaca de la Palma SP WBC (Brownsville) (LTC 048)4
2020-10-02 17:14Tiocano Lake (LTC 017)1
2020-10-19 07:46Sugar House Pond (FM1425)8
2020-10-17 13:00Estero Llano Grande SP WBC (LTC 054)
2020-10-17 08:45San Angelo SP--South Unit (HOTW 109)25
2020-10-07 10:21Frontera Audubon Center (LTC 058)2
2020-10-08 09:15Ruddick Park6
2020-10-03 08:50Green Hill Cemetry1
2020-10-19 07:37Santa Ana NWR--Pintail Lakes Trail1
2020-09-27 15:55Santa Ana NWR--Entry and Parking lot3
2020-10-20 07:45Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059)
2020-10-06 11:41Quinta Mazatlan WBC (LTC 063)2
2020-10-06 08:01McAllen Nature Center (LTC 065)25
2020-10-04 07:14National Butterfly Center--General & area North of Levee
2020-09-26 08:42National Butterfly Center--South of levee2
2020-10-18 09:26Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP--HQ Buildings area1
2020-10-17 11:30Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069)15
2020-10-22 08:30Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP--Hawk Watch2
2020-10-09 07:57Cattle Landing--waterfront1
2020-10-02 07:19Max A Mandel Golf Course1
2020-10-10 09:26Del Rio/Cienegas Terrace Duck Ponds15
2020-10-22 07:11Presa La Juventud25
2020-10-21 18:13Río Salinas--General Zuazua56
2020-09-27 07:02Bosque Zuazua--Ruta Puerta de Hierro1
2020-10-17 15:00Río Santa Catarina--Av. Acotamiento50
2020-10-08 07:30Presa Rodgrigo Gomez (La Boca)4
2020-10-05 08:34Humedales de Montaña La Kisst, Laguna de Chapultepec y Sedem1
2020-10-17 06:30Hacienda Los Nacimientos1
2020-10-18 10:27Parque Ciudad Deportiva de Saltillo2
2020-09-24 11:20Parque El Chapulín12
2020-09-25 10:30Gage Gardens (FWTX 27), Marathon10
2020-10-17 10:58Presa Gaviones54
2020-10-17 07:08Six-Mile Dam50
2020-10-09 07:52Carlsbad Caverns NP -- Cavern Entrance120
2020-10-10 07:14Carlsbad Caverns NP--Rattlesnake Springs18
2020-10-12 09:48Black River Recreation Area -- Cottonwood Day Use Area60
2020-10-01 07:49Tecojate--lado Este del estero20
2020-10-17 16:40Playa Santa Maria Xadani1
2020-10-11 07:39Dell City agriculture area surrounding town (FM1437 etc.)18
2020-10-06 09:33Parque Tangamanga10
2020-10-10 11:58Rio Bosque Park (Socorro) (FWTX 11)50
2020-10-08 06:57Ascarate Park/Lake11
2020-10-17 17:32Vado de Meoqui12
2020-10-05 07:22Gardner Sod Farm50
2020-09-27 18:16Las Cruces KOA Pond9
2020-10-07 08:37Leasburg Dam SP3
2020-10-17 09:32Las Cruces-- West Mesa WTP5
2020-10-02 07:25Ciénagas Los Álamos4