Swallows Of Capistrano Fly Instead To Chino Hills The famous cliff swallows of Mission San Juan Capistrano have made a new home at a new country club. The migratory birds that annually return to the historic Southern California church flew right past it this spring, choosing to make their nests at the Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills, about 50 miles away.
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Swallows Of Capistrano Fly Instead To Chino Hills

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Swallows Of Capistrano Fly Instead To Chino Hills

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The famous cliff swallows of Mission San Juan Capistrano have made a new home at a new country club. The migratory birds that annually return to the historic Southern California church flew right past it this spring, choosing to make their nests at the Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills, about 50 miles away.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with an update on the swallows of Capistrano. Every year, migratory birds have returned to the Mission San Juan Capistrano in Southern California, but not all did this year. Some swallows flew north from Argentina and blew right past the old Spanish church. The Orange County Register reports that they crashed an upscale country club. They traded tourists for a Greg Norman golf course and a clubhouse roof perfect for nesting.

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