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Swallow-tailed Kites


The Swallow-tailed Kites (STKI) are on the move to their wintering grounds in South America! Follow these amazing bird’s on their 5,000 mile migration. STKIs typically head to South America in late July or early August. They return to the United States to nest around March.

There are several ways to stay updated on the migration movements of Swallow-tailed Kites. In the blog you will find frequent postings detailing the movements of each individual kite. ARCI archives previous year’s blogs, as well with lots of amazing facts, and stories for those who love Swallow-tailed Kites.

This is the one to use for the blog:

You can also find the blog by clicking the blue tab labeled “Swallow-tailed Kite blog” in the lower right corner of ARCI’s home page.

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This link gives fascinating information about ARCI’s research on Breeding Biology, Pre-migration Communal Roost, Long Distance Migration, Nesting Habitat, and Genetic Structure:

If you missed our April 2017 Program on Swallow-tailed Kites with ARCI’s Dr. Kenneth Meyer, you can catch up with it and other past programs in our Program Videos section.