Purple Martin (Progne subis) and Bank Swallow (Ripari riparia)

Photo of Purple Martins and Bank Swallows on bridge

Purple Martins and Bank Swallows resting on bridge during migration

Early August, 2019. Montauk Harbor, New York. Breeders. Purple Martins breed on lakes and ponds, and readily take to martin houses. Bank Swallows nest in sandy bluffs and banks; they are IN STEEP DECLINE.