In an interesting twist, my first Louisiana life bird upon returning from the west was nothing other than a Vaux's Swift! While birding briefly with Dan Lane after school one day, we saw eight of these awesome birds flying over City Park Lake in Baton Rouge. It's not every day you get Neotropic Cormorant and Vaux's Swift at the same location east of the Mississippi! At least, I thought not before coming to Louisiana... It seems I still have a lot to learn about the avifauna of this incredible region.
More posts to come soon - finals week + preparing for trips to Arizona and Montana = not much blogging.