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Vaux's Swift

Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)

Nightjars, Swifts, & Hummingbirds Rare Fall and Spring
Vaux's Swift

Vaux's Swift - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

Vaux's Swift

Vaux's Swift - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The Vaux's Swift is a rare spring and fall migrant on campus in April-May and September. It is a common migrant throughout southern California.

High Count: 9, Average Count: 2-3

The Vaux's Swift is entirely sooty brown with a pale throat. This tiny aerialist flies with rapid wing beats, appearing to teeter quickly from side to side.