Vaux’s Swifts are back in L.A.

September 12th, 2012 · by Garrison Frost

Jeff Chapman, who runs the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Los Angeles, snapped this cool photo of about 5,000 Vaux’s Swifts diving into the brick chimney of the Chester Building on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles last night. Bigger photo below the fold.

Categories: Audubon Center at Debs Park · Birding · fall migration

4 Comments so far ↓

  • gfrost

    Our understanding is that the renovations to the building are completed. The owner has told us that they have no plans to do anything with the chimney. That said, we would love to find a way to ensure that it is preserved long-term.

  • Victor Quiroz

    The Chester Building on Broadway is being renovated. Does anyone know if MDM builders are going to leave the chimney open, so the Vaux swifts can continue to use it? 213-327-0646

  • gfrost

    Best time is right at dusk — which is why this photo is a little dark and fuzzy.

  • Victor Quiroz

    What’s the best time of the day to see them?