Fork-tailed Swift

Apus pacificus

The most common swift species in western Alaska, though still a very rare vagrant, it has been found across a much larger time frame from mid-June to mid-September. The best times to look for this species are during mid-late June in the spring/early summer and during late August on their fall migration.

Pacific Swift 3 by Laura Keene - Fork-tailed Swift
Photo by Laura Keene
Pacific Swift by Laura Keene 1024x683 - Fork-tailed Swift
Photo by Laura Keene