Tag Archives: 14-11-2019

A great birding destination for new and veteran birders

The Lower Rio Grande Valley holds a special place in the hearts of US birders and is surely one of the top five places to visit in the country for birds. The combination of great winter weather and a wealth of bird species that can only be found in the ABA area in this corner of southern Texas is a big draw for the new birder. For the veteran birder, the chance of wandering vagrant bird species from Mexico (especially during winter) is what keeps people coming back time after time.

As an example in one of the tour vans I was driving at this year’s event I had a woman visiting for the first time who had already added 48 life birds to her life list in the previous three days and a couple of friends who had first visited the festival over 25 years ago and were back for their tenth visit.