Our Texas: Whooping Cranes & the Lower Rio Grande Valley tour visits a variety of habitats ranging from Chihuahan Desert scrub to subtropical woodlands, vast wetlands, beaches and even open ocean. Other targets include Roseate Spoonbill, Tricolored Heron, Reddish Egret, Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Tropical Parula, White-tailed Hawk, Red-crowned Parrot, Plain Chachalaca, Long-billed Thrasher and Olive Sparrow.
Please note: these are only tentative dates as our 2016 schedule has yet to be finalized.
Whooping Crane, Roseate Spoonbill, Little Blue and Tricolored Herons, Reddish Egret, American White Ibis, American Oystercatcher, Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Tropical Parula, White-tailed Hawk, Crested Caracara, Red-crowned Parrot, Green Parakeet, Clay-colored Robin, Golden-crowned Warbler, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Plain Chacalaca, Common Pauraque, Groove-billed Ani, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay, Olive Sparrow, Ringed Kingfisher, Least Grebe, Long-billed Thrasher, Altamira Oriole, Crimson-collared Grosbeak, White-collared Seedeater
desert and desert scrub, sub-tropical woodlands and palm groves, riverside vegetation, wetlands
Temperatures can reach 90F at this time of the year in the Valley. It can be cool, however, on the boat ride to Aransas
easy hikes; a few longer drives
March 2013 [ Download ]