Overview

This tour is offered in partnership with High Lonesome Birdtours.

South Texas is a birder's paradise at any time of the year, but especially during late winter when the spectacular array of resident birds in south Texas are joined by an abundance of wintering shorebirds and waterfowl. This 9day tour begins and ends in Corpus Christi with a leisurely swing through the birding hot spots of the lower Rio Grande Valley.

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Whooping Crane; Roseate Spoonbill; Mottled Duck, Masked Duck (rare); Plain Chachalaca; Least Grebe; White-tipped Dove; Buff-bellied Hummingbird; Ringed & Green Kingfishers; Hook-billed Kite; Grey & Harris’s Hawks; Great Kiskadee; Tropical & Couch’s Kingbirds; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher; Green & Brown Jays; Clay-colored Thrush; Long-billed Thrasher, Olive Sparrow; Altamira & Audubon’s Orioles, many others including rare vagrants in the winter.
Top Mammals
Ocelot (rare), Eastern Cottontail, Eastern Fox Squirrel, White-tailed Deer​
Habitats Covered
Sub-tropical, seaside, marsh, lagood, desert
Expected Climate
Moderate to hot
Max Group Size
14 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 Highlonesome Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Our days will begin anywhere from 5:00 to 7:00, depending upon the destination.
Accommodation
Very comfortable hotels & excellent Texas restaurants
Ease of Birding
mostly easy
Number of Species Expected
185
Photographic Opportunities
outstanding
Tour Route Map Route Map Itinerary Voice Note Client Testimonials

Stephan Lorenz is a fantastic leader. This is my second trip with him and the reason I booked this trip. His attention to details and relentless searching for sought after birds makes any trip with him well worth the time. He and his wife, Claudia work well together as a dynamic team solving any problem that arise. We missed our connections and were late for the first day and efforts were made and resolved for us to join the group quickly. Despite the stormy weather we were able to see the target birds. This trip was selected because of the shorter amount of days making it easier to fit into our schedule. During this pandemic we felt safe traveling with this group and with the conditions of lodging and take out meal dining. I look forward to my next trip with Stephan.

Our guide was superb. The experience was really beyond my expectations. This was “awesome” in the traditional sense of awesome not the common vernacular.

Luke & Adam did a great job. This tour was the perfect US specialty tour (will be interested to see more of these)... We covered tons of environments in a fairly small territory. Luke is a LA-area expert and aimed us exactly where we needed to be.

We enjoyed the tour. Stephan was great in every way and Claudia also terrific. The locations were interesting. The Lost Maples area was really lovely. The bat cave experience was amazing!

I just wanted you to know that the trip to Texas with Stefan and Claudia went fantastic. The birding was unbelievable and the logistics to pull that all off in such a large state as Texas were near flawless. Stefan is an amazing birder and his persistence and patience made certain everyone got on the birds; the views were amazing. Claudia was a great help for him and was fantastic at quickly getting the scope on the birds as well. It was all wonderful Rockjumper birding until you drop at its finest! On side notes, the food was great.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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