From November 9th until the 13th, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Harlingen, Texas, will be hopping with birders, birds and... us? It's short notice, yes, but all day on the 11th, 12th and 13th, you'll find us tucked away at a booth somewhere - trade show details here. The trade show is free to attend and open to the public, so it'll be a great chance for any of our south Texas readers to pop in and say hi! We'll be representing the Gage Hotel, but more appropriately, we'll be promoting the Gage Gardens.
All things considered, Marathon is quite centrally located in terms of reasonable birding day trips: the attractions page lists Big Bend National Park, the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Balmorhea State Park, McDonald Observatory, Museum of the Big Bend, Marfa Lights, Terlingua Ghost Town... in addition to those, several galleries, museums, restaurants and desert/river adventure companies are listed. Davis Mountains State Park and all things Fort Davis should also be on there!
Another random perk for attendees: y'all will get to see our shiny new business card! We'll be keeping the horned lizard business card, but also introducing a new picture (and updated contact information, which would be helpful).
(image yoinked from 10,000 birds.com)