About Barnswallow

What is Barnswallow?

Barnswallow is a state and federally licensed wild bird rehabilitation and education center located in Lake County, Illinois.

Barnswallow is a private facility specializing in song birds and raptors with the help of a small competent staff and volunteers.

Barnswallow is available to conduct educational programs with certain non-releasable birds. Contact us to schedule a presentation or for additonal information.

What brings birds to Barnswallow?

Birds that arrive at Barnswallow come for several different reasons:

Bird Facts

Wild birds are protected by state and federal laws. It is illegal to possess wild birds, feathers, or nests without proper state and federal licenses.

At least 80 percent of raptors do not survive their first year. The mortality rate is even higher for songbirds.