This film is the winner of the Judge's Award and People's Choice Award of the 2012 Paws and Claws Film Festival.
The barn swallow is one of the world's most widely and common bird species. Yet for decades now, swallows are declining at an alarming rate. And Canada is no exception. Canadian Breeding Bird Survey data has shown that in the last 20 years, the population of barn swallows has fallen by 70 percent. In 2011, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada has assessed the barn swallow as Threatened.
Video directed by Mike Mckinlay and Isabelle Groc
Camera and editing by Mike Mckinlay
Research, story and interview by Isabelle Groc
Music by George Faulkner
This project would not have been possible without the support of the Vancouver Foundation.