Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 at 6:00am

  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:

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 - River Pontoon And Anzalduas
Fee $95 / 6Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

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

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

6:30 Am - Boca Chica Road
Fee $80 / 6:30Am – 12Noon  (Field Trip)

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

6:30 Am - Estero Llano Grande Grand Tour
Fee $65 / 6:30Am – 12:30Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Laguna Atascosa Lakeside Drive
Fee $65 / 6:30Am – 12:30Pm (Field Trip)

6:30 Am - Santa Ana Nwr
Fee $65 / 6:30Am – 12:30Pm (Field Trip)

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

6:30 Am - Young Birders
Fee $80 / 6:30Am – 12:30Pm (Field Trip)

7:00 Am - Bird Id Simplified—In 12 Steps With Steve N.G. Howell
Fee $110 / 7Am - 1Pm  (Field Trip)

7:00 Am - Breakfast With The Birds At The Inn At Chachalaca Bend
Fee $85 / 7Am – 12Noon (Field Trip)

7:00 Am - Easy (But Not Less!) Birding Tour
Fee $80 / 7Am – 1Pm (Field Trip)

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

7:30 Am - Bird Banding
Fee $90 / 7:30Am – 12Noon (Field Trip)

7:30 Am - Point-And-Shoot:  Advanced Field Techniques
Fee $50/ 7:30Am – 12Pm (Phototrack)

12:00 Pm - Trade Show
Free! Open To The Public Sunday 12Noon – 4Pm (Trade Show)

1:00 Pm - The Raptor Project With Jonathan Wood
Flight Shows 1Pm & 3Pm Free (Trade Show)