South Texas is Awesome!
An unforgettable birding experience in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond...
Estero Llano Grande, Santa Ana, Anzalduas, Bentsen, and Salineno: oases of native vegetation, and home to great birds on the Mexican border.
South Padre Island and Convention Center, and other beautiful sanctuaries along the Gulf Coast for songbirds, raptors, shorebirds, and seabirds.
Many new refuges in the Rio Grande Valley that have become fantastic birding hotspots. We’ll also visit the King Ranch for our best chance of finding the rare Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl.
The Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park, including Laguna Meadow and Boot Spring, for the rare Colima Warbler and many colorful local specialties.
The Big Bend of the Rio Grande, which defines 118 miles of the Park's southern boundary. There is great birding at locations such as Cottonwood Campground, Blue Creek Canyon, and Rio Grande Village.