WHITE-THROATED SWIFT

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WHITE-THROATED SWIFT
(Aeronautes saxatalis)


WHITE-THROATED SWIFT
(Aeronautes saxatalis)


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SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

1897 San Clemente Island:Aeronautes melanoleucus—White-throated Swift. During the first visit, White-throated Swifts were seen frequently flying along the hillsides. I saw them entering crevices in the roof of one of the caverns west of the Cove, on April 2. They were probably nesting. Two were shot on April 2, but fell in cholla cactus thickets and were not secured...The party consisted of Joseph Grinnell, who had immediate charge of the expedition, and gave special attention to the ornithology and entomology of the islands; Horace Gaylord, who collected mammals; and Harry Gaylord and James Brittan [Britton] who devoted their time to archaeology. The party left San Pedro harbor May 11 in a large fishing schooner... [returning June 9, 1897]”
Grinnell, Joseph Report on the Birds recorded during a visit to the Islands of Santa Barbara, San Nicolas and San Clemente, in the Spring of 1897 Pasadena Academy of Sciences Publication No. 1, August, 1897 (26 pages).


1907 San Clemente Island:Aeronautes melanoleucus. White-throated Swifts. Seen on several occasions. March 7, observed entering crevices in the cliffs near Howlands ’ Bay. ” [“Visits were made to Clemente in January, February, March, April and October, 1907.”]
Linton, C. B. Notes from San Clemente Island The Condor 10:82-86, March 1908


SAN MIGUEL ISLAND

1927 San Miguel Island:Aeronautes melanoleucus. White-throated Swift. [Dudley] DeGroot noted swifts high in the air over the west end of San Miguel Island.” [“Through the generosity of Mr. Silsby M. Spalding who placed at our disposal his splendid cruiser Padariva I the writer accompanied by H. W. Carriger, Dudley DeGroot and 0. W. Howard was enabled to spend the period from March 25 to April 5, 1927, inclusive, among the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.”]
Pemberton, J. R. Additions to the known avifauna of the Santa Barbara Islands The Condor 30(2):144-148, March-April 1928


SAN NICOLAS ISLAND

1897 San Nicolas Island:Aeronautes melanoleucus—White-throated Swift. On May 25, I saw a single bird of this species flying in circles along the beach at the east end. It was shot, but fell into the surf and was lost...The party consisted of Joseph Grinnell, who had immediate charge of the expedition, and gave special attention to the ornithology and entomology of the islands; Horace Gaylord, who collected mammals; and Harry Gaylord and James Brittan [Britton] who devoted their time to archaeology. The party left San Pedro harbor May 11 in a large fishing schooner... [returning June 9, 1897]”
Grinnell, Joseph The Islands of Santa Barbara, San Nicolas and San Clemente, in the Spring of 1897 Pasadena Academy of Sciences Publication No. 1, August, 1897 (26 pages).


SANTA CATALINA ISLAND

1905-1906 Santa Catalina Island:Aeronautes melanoleucus. White-throated Swift. White-throated Swifts were often seen flying over a grassy ridge back of Avalon. After wasting much ammunition, a beautiful female specimen was secured. ” [“These notes are the result of two brief sojourns on Santa Catalina Island in the month of April, eight days being spent in 1905, and five in 1906. Fortunately both trips were made after wet seasons; the hills were carpeted with grass, flowers and insects were abundant.”]
Richardson, Charles H., Jr. Spring Notes from Santa Catalina Island The Condor 10(2):65-68, March 1908


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island H. W. Wright CAS May 25, 1908 CAS-75728 Aeronautes saxatalis saxitalis Birds


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

1898 Santa Cruz Island: “...Occasional flocks of White-throated Swifts (Aeronautes melanoleucus) would descend from their homes in the mountain fastnesses and circle high in air over Laplaya, but only one specimen was obtained and their breeding place remained undiscovered... Following is a list of birds observed during my stay:- White-throated Swift (Aeronautes melanoleucus )...”
Mailliard, Jos., Spring Notes on the Birds of Santa Cruz Island, Cal., April,1898 The Condor 1(1):41-45, April 1899


1907 Santa Cruz Island:Aeronautes melanoleucus. White-throated Swift. Several seen December 18.” [“At 11:30 p.m., November 19, 1907, my father (H. Linton), Mr. George Willett, and myself left San Pedro harbor in a dilapidated fishing smack and in company with a crawfisherman, one “Cold-foot” Jorgensen. We arrived off the south end of Santa Cruz Island at 10:30 the following day during a stiff norwester. For various reasons we were unable to make camp until the 22nd. It may not be amiss to state here that twice during the blow we were nearly wrecked: once while at anchor in Potatoe Harbor, a broken anchor allowing the boat to drift within the breaker line and nearly onto the rocks. In this instance the timely arrival of Willett and H. Linton in a small boat, saved the day, and incidentally the fishing smack. At another time (the engine having broken down) we were blown nearly onto the rocks of Anacapa Island; but with father at the wheel and Willett and I on the “sheet” we managed to hold her off. I mention the foregoing, and the many sleepless nights spent on the rocky shores, “running” the surf several times each day (with attendant duckings), etc., merely as a warning to those who seem inclined to believe a field naturalist’s life “strewn with roses”. (Its ’ generally strewn with cacti!)”]
Linton, C. B. Notes from Santa Cruz Island] The Condor 10(3):124-129, May 1908


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island J. Mailliard & J. W. Mailliard CAS April 30, 1898 CAS-45939 Aeronautes saxatalis saxitalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island J. Mailliard & J. W. Mailliard CAS April 30, 1898 CAS-45939 Aeronautes saxatalis saxitalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island C. B. Linton MCZ October 16, 1908 MCZ-316838 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island C. B. Linton MCZ October 16, 1908 MCZ-316839 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island Donald Schroeder CCBER February 22, 1976 CCBER-6455 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island Paul Collins SBMNH February 22, 1976 CCBER-5657 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island Paul Collins SBMNH February 22, 1976 SBMNH-5788 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds


SANTA ROSA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island no collector listed SBMNH April 21, 1976 SBMNH-3450 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds
Santa Rosa Island no collector listed SBMNH April 21, 1976 SBMNH-3451 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds


ISLAS CORONADOS
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
ISLAS CORONADOS no collector listed CAS October 1905 CAS-88997 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds
ISLAS CORONADOS R. H. Beck CAS April 10, 1908 CAS-11696 Aeronautes saxtalis Birds


ISLA GUADALUPE
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
ISLA GUADALUPE L. M. Huey & L. H. Cook SDNHM August 10, 1931 SDNHM-14945 Aeronautes saxtalis saxitalis Birds



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