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Mission Tries Mating Songs to Lure Swallows Back

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May 3, 2012
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For decades, hundreds of migrating cliff swallows have nested each spring at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, one of 21 historic Spanish missions that trace the California coastline.


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Mating Songs to Lure Swallows Back to Capistrano

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