swallow type bird

by Katrina
(Nanaimo, Canada)

We have these birds flying around lately. They look much like a big swallow, grey in color with a white stripe under the wing going from the front of the wing to the back. Pretty sure they must be 9-12 inch wingspan. Sorry no pic they are too high up. Any ideas. We are on the west coast Canada.

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swallow type bird

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Aug 20, 2012
Common Nighthawk, Probably
by: Rooty

I live in southeast Wisconsin on Lake Michigan and have been seeing these for the last month or so for the first time. They always appear at dusk and there might be 20-30 I can see at a time. The white bar under the wings is very distinctive.

Aug 18, 2012
Swallow type bird bird
by: Ricardo

About 3 days ago they show up around here ,I leave in the state line ,california and oregon they seem to be like 16 inches wings expand , don't know what they are yet

Aug 16, 2012
Common nighthawk?
by: Anonymous

These birds are currently in the Victoria area, too.

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