Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival...

ALL the way down the rio to farthest-South Texas.
This past weekend, 7-11 November.
Click here for a link to the RGV Birding Festival.

Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) at Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco,  TX
Heidi and I helped lead a couple of field trips for the festival.  Heidi led at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.  I led at a closed-to-the-public tract of Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

It was great to see old friends and counterparts and nice to meet new ones.  This festival is becoming a big extended family for us.

However, we are now back up at the big bending of the river.  Glad to be home and back helping folks find, identify, and otherwise enjoy the bird life here in Brewster County and elsewhere in the region.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming:  BIG BEND of far-West Texas!

Edit: the "Lend a Hand" field trip, led by JD Cortez (far right) and Matt (second from left).


  1. JD is awesome, when I went down there to work on the biological assessment, he and I just drove around and he told me about all his birding adventures.

  2. I wish I'd gotten a chance to pick his brain!

    Hope you and Nikki are doing well in the vast, frozen north - thanks for the PIPL updates =)