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What is the correct species of swallow that migrates to San Juan Capistrano?



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It is the Violet-Green Swallow (_Tachycineta thalassina_) that visits San Juan Capistrano every year. I did not know this off the top of my head, so how did I find out? Peterson's Field Guide to Western Birds and The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds are both excellent references but neither mentioned San Juan Capistrano under swallows. Nor did my encyclopedia identify the swallow in its entry for San Juan Capistrano.




I called a local pet store that specializes in local and exotic birds. Moral: the yellow pages can be a valuable information resource!

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