Watch A Half Million Birds Fly Over The Connecticut River During The Annual Summertime Show Of Swallows

Every year, the Connecticut skies swirl with activity. Nicknamed an “avian ballet,” the annual tree swallow migration takes place from late summer to early fall. These colorful winged creatures soar over the Connecticut River in droves, and the views will take your breath away. On some days, you’ll see as many as one million birds in the air at once! If you want to experience this natural wonder yourself, hop aboard a cruise with RiverQuest. The annual summertime show of swallows is a sight to behold.

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