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Texas: Rio Grande Valley 8 Day Birding Spectacular

This trip covers a large part of south Texas to find the largest amount of specialty birds possible. Some of these birds include Green Jay, Great Kiskadee, Ringed Kingfisher, Red-billed Pigeon, Morelet's Seedeater (renamed after White-collared Seedeater split), Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Aplomado Falcon, Olive Sparrow, Gray Hawk, Altamira Oriole, Red-crowned Parrot, Green Parakeet, Plain Chachalaca, Clay-colored Thrush, and more.

More details about this trip:

You will visit a number of birding hotspots around south Texas, including places like Bentsen State Park, South Padre Island, Laguna Atascosa NWR, Estero Llano Grande SP, one or more large parrot roosts, Anzalduas Park, San Ygnacio, and the famous Salineño feeding station right on the Rio Grande.

Winter weather in south Texas is usually quite mild, so escape the cold and migrate south for a bit like the birds do.  Black-throated Green Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Indigo Bunting, and more often winter in south Texas.

Pricing: $2,590 US Dollars, or £2,070 GBP for 8 Days and 7 Nights


Group Size: Price is based on a group size of 7 or 8 participants.


Upcoming Dates: 

January 13 to 20, 2025

*See Schedule for more dates

Video Conference on Texas Birding with PIB Guide

(see link below)

With luck there may be one or more rare vagrant birds that cross the border, which we will make reasonable attempts at seeing. While there is no guarantee, previous trips have found Blue Bunting, Tropical Parula, Tamaulipas Crow, Crimson-collared Grosbeak, White-throated Thrush, Amazon Kingfisher (picture on the left), and Hook-billed Kite.


Common Raccoon, White-tailed Deer, Bobcat, Striped Skunk, Gray Fox, Nutrea, Virginia Opossum, Texans, Coyote, Eastern Cottontail, Black-tailed Jackrabbit, , Nine-Banded Armadillo, Javelina


Green Jay, Great Kiskadee, Ringed Kingfisher, Morelet's Seedeater, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Red-billed Pigeon, Aplomado Falcon, Zone-tailed Hawk, Olive Sparrow, Gray Hawk, Altamira Oriole, Red-crowned Parrot, Green Parakeet, Plain Chachalaca, Clay-colored Thrush, Tropical Kingbird, Couch's Kingbird, Cinnamon Teal, Least Grebe, Lesser Nighthawk, Black-crested Titmouse, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Common Pauraque, Burrowing Owl, Greater Roadrunner, Clapper Rail, Peregrine Falcon, Cassin's Sparrow, Botteri's Sparrow, Chihuahuan Raven, Crested Caracara, Cave Swallow, White-tailed Hawk, Green Kingfisher, Black Phoebe, Bronzed Cowbird.

Top Reasons to Book Tour

Habitats and

Special Sites

Rio Grande Plains Brush Country and scattered woodlots, Gulf Prairies and marshes, coastal beaches and mudflats, Texas Hill Country, Rio Grande.

Other Attractions

See the Rio Grande and look over into Mexico, along with visiting several local historical sites that have good birding.  We will certainly sample some local Mexican and TexMex cuisine.

Client Reports

Many great birds, excellent close views of many species and some unexpected sightings!

Zoom Video Conference on Texas Birding with PIB Guide:

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