Birding the Texas Tropics: Laguna Atascosa to South Padre Island

Enjoy great birding in the Lone Star State, exploring national parks and wildlife sanctuaries with experts as you watch for myriad birds and learn about the region’s natural history.
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Program No. 11974RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

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, Roseate Spoonbills, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck and more. And with luck — the Aplomado Falcon, Audubon’s Oriole, Tropical Parula and the rare Black Rail.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

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

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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