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BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS

Birding the Texas Tropics: Laguna Atascosa to South Padre Island

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Program #11974RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the beauty of the lower Rio Grande Valley in a location that has become a destination for birders worldwide. Learn to identify birds by their field marks, behavior and flight patterns. Take field trips to Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary and South Padre Island on the Gulf of Mexico. Likely sightings include Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Green Jay, Great Kiskadee, Roseatte Spoonbills, Black-bellied whistling Duck and more. And with luck — the Aplomado Falcon, Audubon’s Oriole, Tropical Parula, and the rare Black Rail.


Highlights

• Take a field trip to the Nature Conservancy’s Southernmost Preserve, Boca Chica State Park.
• Keep an eye to the sky for an Aplomado Falcon sighting.
• A local expert reveals the natural history of South Texas.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile a day; days of 6-7 hours in the field.

Coordinated by University of Texas Marine Science Institute.


Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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