Our Texas: Whooping Cranes, Rio Grande Valley & Hill Country tour takes in the most diverse birding in the United States, offering a stellar assortment of rare and localized species. The critically endangered Whooping Crane, endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo, as well as a plethora of Rio Grande Valley specialties, will be our main target species, while an impressive array of migrant shorebirds, songbirds and large numbers of raptors will be encountered along our journey. 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.
From coastal marshes and beaches, oak motte woodlands, and subtropical thorn forest in the south, to the unique beauty of the limestone hills and cliffs of the Edward’s Plateau, we will enjoy great food and accommodations throughout as we sample some of the best birding in North America!
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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
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