White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

The only Pribilof record (St. Paul Island), and the only summer record from North America, falls outside of the “traditional” period of vagrancy for this species in western Alaska with all previous records coming from the end of May or very early June. As such, late May is perhaps the more likely time for a future record, though the timing of this record falls in line with other records of swifts from the Pribilofs.

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