Texas: Rio Grande Valley 8 Day Birding Spectacular
This trip covers a large portion of south Texas, thr Rio Grande Valley, and a portion of central Texas to maximize the number of birds that can be found. On this trip you will hit all the popular RGV sites to get Green Jay, Great Kiskadee, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Olive Sparrow, Plain Chachalaca, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Common Pauraque, and more. We will also spend the last full day of the trip driving further upstream along the Rio Grande to visit Salineño, where Red-billed Pigeons nest on a nearby island, the newly renamed Morelet's Seedeater works the reeds, and Muscovy Ducks occasionally fly up and down the river. You will visit raucous parrot roosts, excellent bird blinds, gulf coast shorelines, boardwalks, and a mix of world famous birding sites and lesser known local stakeouts. With luck a mega rare bird or two may hop accross the border for you to see as well. So come visit south Texas with our experienced local guide, enjoy some southern cuisine, and enjoy the amazing birdlife this wonderful area has to offer.
Day 1: Arrival into San Antonio, drive to McAllen with birding at Choke Canyon State Park along the way.
Day 2: Morning birding at Frontera Audubon Center, afternoon birding at Estero Llano Grande State Park.
Day 3: Morning at Bentsen State Park. Afternoon at Anzalduas Park and Santa Ana NWR. Night owling at Bentsen State Park.
Day 4: Birding Sabal Palm Sanctuary in the morning. Afternoon at Resaca de la Palma State Park. Sunset visit to a parrot roost.
Day 5: All morning at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Afternoon at Old Port Isabel Road.
Day 6: Aplomado Falcon release site, then Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge for morning birding. Afternoon birding to be determined based on regional reports.
Day 7: Morning birding around McAllen, then drive to Salineño and Falcon Dam State Park.
Day 8: Birding around Laredo and in San Antonio before afternoon flights home.
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