Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival Was Great!

Great Kiskadee digiscoped at Anzalduas in the Rio Grande Valley TX 2011-11-13 photo: Greg Miller

What a terrific trip!  Too bad the Internet at the Super8 was not working in my room.  Well.  I might not have had time to update here anyway.  I was really busy with too much fun stuff!  I was on field trips every day:

Wednesday – Big Day Vans

Thursday – Brownsville West (University of Texas at Brownsville and Resaca de la Palma)

Friday – Santa Ana NWR

Saturday – Weslaco (Estero Llano Grande, Frontera, and Valley Nature Center)

Sunday – Chase Vans (Anzalduas)

We all got to see many of the Rio Grande Valley specialties.  I also met so many wonderful people and the programs were great, too!  It was a rich experience and a lot of fun.

It was a very different feel to the RGV this year as I saw a few odd, out-of-place birds including Green-tailed Towhee, Pine Siskin, American Robin, Hermit Thrush, and Eastern Bluebird.

This is a really short post.  I’m getting ready to go to work today, then speak at Canton Audubon Society this evening, and leave very early tomorrow morning to catch the first flight out to New Mexico for the Festival of the Cranes (where I’ll be the rest of the week).