Fast flying, (some) seasonally absent, and (all) with variable plumages, swallows can be a real hassle to accurately identify. Join Adam as he discusses identification of the common, less than common, and downright rare swallows that one is likely or unlikely to encounter in Southern California. We will also briefly cover swifts and any other birds that could be mistaken for swallows.
Adam Searcy is a birder, botanist, and biological consultant from Southern California. He has been an active birder since sometime near the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st Century, an eBirder since 2008, and eBird reviewer since 2012, the compiler of the Southern Salton Sea Christmas Bird Count since 2015, and a two-tour member of the California Bird Records Committee.
Here is a video of the talk: