Company Penalized $15,000 for Destroying Bank Swallow Nests


In June 2013, approximately 25 Bank Swallow nests were destroyed in a sand quarry near Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon. The Bank Swallow has been designated a threatened species by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and sand quarries are its preferred nesting areas. A company pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 Act by destroying migratory birds’ nests. It was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $5,000 to promote the proper management, conservation or protection of migratory birds or their habitat [Sintra Inc., Govt. News Release, May 13, 2016].