Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 5:00am

  209-227-4823
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Situated in the center of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen is the ideal location to venture from for excellent birding. Within 90 minutes are dry, desert habitats to the far west, and the coastal habitats are less than 60 minutes to the east, with a riparian ribbon along the entire southern boundary (AKA the Rio Grande River) and vast ranch land to the north. For 24 years running, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has provided thousands of birders with life birds, those we call the “RGV Specialties”. Professional tour guides lead every trip, whether bus or van, with a low participant-to-guide ratio to provide excellent spotting and identification. Over 60 vendors of bird-related products can delight every level of birder at the Birders Bazaar, and their contributions to the Silent Auction make that event very inviting. We offer great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars, rousing socials and FUN! Ask anybody who has been here before!

On your registration, you will notice a Registration Fee. This $25 charge is required for all registrations (signing up for one trip, or the whole shebang) to cover administrative costs and promotion. It is non-refundable, and an integral part of our continuation.

Schedule of Events:

5:00 Am - Santa Margarita Bluffs
Fee $110 / 5Am – 2Pm (Field Trip)

6:00 Am - Colley'S "Private" Island
Fee $125 / 6Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

6:00 Am - King Ranch Norias With Tom Langschied
Fee $110 / 6Am – 1Pm  (Field Trip)

6:00 Am - Martin Refuge
Fee $200/ 6Am – 1:45Pm (Phototrack)

6:00 Am - Shorebird Id Field Workshop
Fee $95 / 6Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

6:00 Am - Young Birders
Fee $110 / 6Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Arroyo Colorado Unit
Fee $85 / 6:30Am – 12Noon  (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Audubon Islands Of Laguna Madre With Stephanie Bilodeau
Fee $110 / 6:30Am – 12:30Pm  (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Bahia Grande Unit
Fee $80 / 6:30Am – 12:30Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Bentsen – Rg State Park
Fee $65 / 6:30Am – 12:30Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Ebird Tips And Tricks With Ian Davies
Fee $75 / 6:30Am – 12:30Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Edinburg Scenic Wetlands And Quinta Mazatlan
Fee $70 / 6:30Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Port Mansfield
Fee $110 / 6:30Am – 4Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Valley Raptors With Bill Clark
Fee $95 / 6:30Am – 4Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Where The Locals Bird - Cameron County
Fee $100/ 6:30Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

7:00 Am - Mcallen Nature Center And San Juan Wetlands
Fee $75 / 7Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

7:00 Am - Old Port Isabel Road – Aplomado Alley
Fee $75 / 7Am - 1Pm (Field Trip)

7:00 Am - Ornithology And More With Jon Dunn
Fee $110 / 7Am - 1Pm  (Field Trip)

7:00 Am - Weslaco’S Urban Oases
Fee $85 / 7Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

7:00 Am - Photo Rodeo: Introduction To Bird Photography
Fee $50/ 7Am – 12Pm (Phototrack)

8:00 Am - Big Easy Birding
Fee $50 / Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 8Am - 12Pm (Field Trip)

8:00 Am - Photo Rodeo: Understanding And Mastering Micro 4/3 Cameras
Fee $50/ 8Am – 12Pm With Tropical Birding (Phototrack)

1:00 Pm - Point-And-Shoot: Classroom Workshop – An Introduction To Point-And-Shoot Nature Photography
Fee $20/ 1Pm – 2:30Pm (Phototrack)

1:30 Pm - Photo Rodeo: Classroom Workshop - Introduction To Bird Photo Processing
Fee $20/ 1:30Pm – 3:30Pm (Phototrack)

4:00 Pm - There & Back With Richard Crossley
Free With Kiskadee Pass / 4Pm (Seminar)