Texas

Green Jay atLaguna Atascosa NWR

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Spring Hawk-watching: Best of the U.S.

Red-shouldered Hawk

Many birders don’t realize that prime hawk-watching sites span the length and breadth of the country from frigid Alaska to the tropical reaches of Texas and Florida.

The Legendary Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival Coming Soon!

Altamira Oriole (© Richard Crossley)

This year, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival celebrates its 20th year, and takes place in Harlingen, Texas from November 6 – 10th. “You REALLY ought to get the Rio Grande Valley Birding festival, Laura,” said a friend of mine years ago. “It’s one of the biggest festivals of the year, it attracts great people… Read more »

Birding Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Texas

Hooded Oriole at Santa Ana NWR by Lesly Torres

Located at a crossroads of biodiversity, it is home to species such as Green Jays, Common Pauraques, Plain Chachalacas and Great Kiskadees, which reach the northern limit of their range in this area.

Birding Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Texas

Green Jay atLaguna Atascosa NWR

Laguna Atascosa Refuge occupies one of North America’s most biologically diverse regions and sees an impressive 417 species of birds -- a number that represents nearly half the total for the continent as a whole.

Trip Report: Texas Whooping Cranes & The Lower Rio Grande

South Padre Island in the distance There s apparen

Birding trip report for the Rio Grande valley in Texas, February 24 – March 3, 2012 (High Lonesome BirdTours)