The American cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a member of the passerine bird family Hirundinidae — the swallows and martins.The scientific name is derived from Ancient Greek. Petrochelidon is from petros, "rock", and khelidon, "swallow", and pyrrhonota from purrhos, "flame-coloured", and -notos "-backed".

It breeds in North America and is migratory, wintering in western South America from Venezuela southwards to northeast Argentina. This species is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.
Cliff Swallow
Date Location Count
2019-10-19 07:20Cape Island--CMP--Coral Ave. dune crossing1
2019-10-18 10:36Cape Island--CMPSP--Hawkwatch Platform1
2019-10-18 10:36Cape Island--Cape May Point SP (CMPSP)1
2019-10-15 11:20Montezuma NWR--Wildlife Drive1
2019-10-17 10:35Long Point--Tip1
2019-10-19 08:00Musgrove Mill State Historic Site3
2019-10-20 08:04Whitefish Point1
2019-10-14 08:00Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary1
2019-10-11 11:08Busch CA4
2019-10-13 07:28St. Marks NWR--Stoney Bayou 1 & Twin Dikes1
2019-10-11 07:25Ensley Bottoms--Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex1
2019-10-15 14:41Cosmo-Bethel Park5
2019-10-13 07:50Eagle Bluffs CA15
2019-10-20 10:45St. George's GC4
2019-10-19 10:15Spittal Pond NR1
2019-10-13 07:09Siesta Key--Beach Access 52
2019-10-13 10:15West Ship Island1
2019-10-13 16:03Blue Springs Lake--Fleming Park Wetland1
2019-10-11 09:15Bayou Sauvage NWR--Recovery One Rd.3
2019-10-13 08:10Longview Lake2
2019-10-12 12:19Lake Sequoyah6
2019-10-12 10:22Kibler Bottoms2
2019-10-11 13:06Pigeon Creek Pond/Giles Pond1
2019-10-09 13:06Biscayne NP--Boca Chita Key30
2019-10-17 11:50Mississippi River levee at LSU5
2019-10-12 06:30Grand Isle--Grand Isle SP (East)18
2019-10-22 09:54Long Key SP7
2019-10-10 08:39Long Key SP--Campgound2
2019-10-21 08:45Curry Hammock SP--FL Keys Hawkwatch1
2019-10-20 08:19Sombrero Key Golf Course5
2019-10-12 09:39Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP2
2019-10-20 09:40Sabine Woods (UTC 026)1
2019-10-18 09:30Texas A&M--AgriLife Extension Ctr. (Jefferson Co.)10
2019-10-17 09:00Hagerman NWR4
2019-10-20 07:35Southside WWTP (Dallas Co.)1
2019-10-13 17:45Leon Co.--FM2485 wetlands area1
2019-10-21 15:53Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve1
2019-10-18 12:00Bear Creek Park (UTC 097)3
2019-10-11 12:00Mason Creek Park
2019-10-13 07:15Cullinan Park (Sugar Land) (UTC 095)1
2019-10-12 07:10Brazos Bend SP (UTC 117)1
2019-10-11 13:27Lake Somerville SP (Lee Co.) (Nails Crk & Flag Pond)1
2019-10-15 07:26San Bernard NWR--Moccasin Pond Loop3
2019-10-17 11:24San Bernard NWR (UTC 125)5
2019-10-18 08:50Granger Lake Area (HOTE 031)20
2019-10-22 08:30Webberville Park (Big & Little) (HOTE 035)4
2019-10-19 08:19Hornsby Bend (HOTE 037)9
2019-10-15 09:00Powderhorn Ranch10
2019-10-13 12:29Gonzales WWTP3
2019-10-14 09:45Saxet Lakes
2019-10-17 07:45Cibolo Nature Ctr. (HOTE 078)5
2019-10-13 13:42Mitchell Lake Audubon Center (HOTE 103)4
2019-10-19 08:02Medina River Natural Area1
2019-10-17 08:23Corpus Christi--Pollywog Pond (CTC 077)20
2019-10-19 07:51Corpus Christi--Hazel Bazemore Park (CTC 078)70
2019-10-22 09:05Corpus Christi--Hazel Bazemore Park Hawkwatch Platform11
2019-10-19 15:35Agriculture Grounds, Grand Cayman2
2019-10-19 09:45Camp Perry (BSA-private)5
2019-10-12 05:00Estero Llano Grande SP WBC (LTC 054)1
2019-10-19 07:20Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059)4
2019-10-20 08:30Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069)12
2019-10-22 08:00Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP--Hawk Watch9
2019-10-11 06:51Bitter Lake NWR4
2019-10-12 07:30Balmorhea Lake1
2019-10-19 15:31Parque Central de San Juan1
2019-10-13 14:23Caye Caulker1
2019-10-13 06:01Caye Caulker--South Point2
2019-10-18 12:38Spanish Lookout rice fields4
2019-10-10 17:05Rio Maya Lodge10
2019-10-10 16:10Rio Maya Road10
2019-10-19 10:35Mountain Pine Ridge--Slate Creek Lookout2
2019-10-18 06:36Chaa Creek1
2019-10-19 07:39Black Rock Lodge1
2019-10-12 08:01Chiquibul Forest Reserve--Chalillo Dam & Reservoir2
2019-10-12 17:38El Remate1
2019-10-09 18:16Playa del Pueblo1
2019-10-10 08:05Reserva Cansaburro1
2019-10-18 08:18Camino a Cansaburro335
2019-10-16 07:52Playa Juan Angel--Desembocadura Río San Isidro
2019-10-15 08:57Playa Chachalacas--Dunas3
2019-10-15 07:25Playa Chachalacas--Desembocadura Río Actopan2
2019-10-12 16:59Wilson Landing Road6
2019-10-19 08:56Hotel Bienvenido5
2019-10-21 12:06Cattle Landing--waterfront1
2019-10-14 16:06Hopeville6
2019-10-20 17:23Río Pescados--La Antigua (pueblo)1
2019-10-19 05:50Punta Gorda--southern creek6
2019-10-18 09:09Chichicaxtle--Observatorio de Aves Rapaces Dr. Mario A. Ramos7
2019-10-11 07:47RN Estatal Arroyo Moreno15
2019-10-19 05:32Parque Naciones Unidas El Picacho5
2019-10-19 10:47Zamorano Univ.--Campus Farms and River 740-815 msnm2
2019-10-10 07:38Zamorano Univ.--Finca Agroecológica Santa Inés8
2019-10-19 16:37Lago de Guija4
2019-10-13 06:55Mammoth Sewage Ponds20
2019-10-19 16:30Reserva El Jicarito--Entrada princ. calle norte1
2019-10-13 08:15Reserva El Jicarito--Entrada principal2
2019-10-16 06:30Canoa Ranch Conservation Park1
2019-10-13 07:30Amado WTP2
2019-10-21 08:05Bubali Bird Sanctuary2
2019-10-19 08:36Spaans Lagoon2
2019-10-14 11:50Coleman Lake1
2019-10-12 11:20Lago de Managua costa sur4
2019-10-15 15:36Universidad de Sonora43
2019-10-12 06:15Refugio mixto Caño Negro15
2019-10-11 13:10Growler Pond2
2019-10-15 06:00La Selva (OTS Reserve)--entrance road6
2019-10-22 04:40La Selva (OTS Reserve)--Dining hall area2
2019-10-14 06:05Arenal--Peninsula road (shortcut to dam)15
2019-10-14 08:20PN Arenal--Península Trail10
2019-10-19 02:36Las Arrieras Bird Observatory3
2019-10-21 07:26Lakeside School catfish farm1
2019-10-09 16:50Solar Power & Water Ponds1
2019-10-12 07:00Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve4
2019-10-15 15:06Las Brisas Abajo (Finca Berlin guest house)10
2019-10-20 13:12Las Brisas Nature Reserve315
2019-10-10 12:30Monserrat de Coronado
2019-10-15 07:00Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría1
2019-10-20 08:55San Blas Archipelego3
2019-10-19 15:25Casa Turire2
2019-10-19 17:13Embalse Angostura--mirador sureste1
2019-10-13 13:59Embalse San Miguel, Turrúcares4
2019-10-11 06:11PN Cahuita3
2019-10-19 07:40Coris-Bermejo5
2019-10-13 08:30Puntarenas--playa and cruiseship dock4
2019-10-14 14:53Manzanillo--Town3
2019-10-19 10:34RF Río Macho, Cartago--camino ICE1
2019-10-17 15:30Guacimo Road6
2019-10-13 08:12Ft.Sherman--Shelter Bay Marina & Kennedy Loop Place2
2019-10-18 05:43Cerro Lodge6
2019-10-13 05:47Río Tarcoles--river mouth2
2019-10-13 06:25PN San Lorenzo--Gatún Dam & Chagres River1
2019-10-14 07:30Cerro Vistamares3
2019-10-18 07:16Changuinola Canal1
2019-10-21 07:48Pipeline Road40
2019-10-22 06:35Ammo Dump Ponds1
2019-10-19 07:21Finca Bayano (La Jagua marsh)25
2019-10-22 14:37Tocumen International Airport10
2019-10-21 13:06Canopy Tower2
2019-10-11 09:40Esclusas de Pedro Miguel3
2019-10-19 13:50La Cabezona25
2019-10-11 07:25Rio Leon--Puerto Caribe4
2019-10-19 08:30La Lagunita El Ciprés7
2019-10-16 07:19RN San Sebastián de La Castellana3
2019-10-12 07:48Fresno WTP1
2019-10-10 08:56Lincoln WTP5
2019-10-19 12:12Thermalito Afterbay--north1
2019-10-11 10:30Clifton Court Forebay4
2019-10-12 09:43Davis WTP1
2019-10-13 08:20Yolo County Central Landfill pond--from levee road by CR28H3
2019-10-18 17:00Parque La Florida1
2019-10-22 08:28Parque El Virrey2
2019-10-19 05:31Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolivar3
2019-10-19 12:34Reserva Las Unamas5
2019-10-18 09:17Hostería Rincon de Puembo4
2019-10-17 06:51Reservorio Guangopolo20
2019-10-19 06:45Refugio de Vida Silvestre Los Pantanos de Villa1
2019-10-13 11:00Santuario Historico Machu Picchu--Machu Picchu Ruinas (Valqui B3.2)1
2019-10-19 06:26Laguna de Huacarpay2
2019-10-19 06:04Laney Rickman Nature Reserve4
2019-10-13 16:18Abra Pampa20
2019-10-22 06:32PE Intervales2
2019-10-14 11:35Ruta 62 S, entre Ruta Pcial 1 y Puente sobre Aº Saladillo8