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The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
November 10-14, 2021 Harlingen, TX
All the favorites are back and some new activities have been added to the agenda.
There will be tours at Laguna Atascosa and Bahia Grande. Friends will also have a booth at the festival vendor show.
Check out the speakers, field trips, seminars, and more on their website:
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge:
A Place Like No Other
Authored by J. David Book, this book chronicles the first 75 years of Laguna Atascosa. $30 plus applicable tax & shipping.
Add the DVD, Laguna Atascosa: A South Texas Treasure for $5 more!
Join Us in a Year Long Celebration
Laguna Atascosa turns 75
We are showcasing the amazing variety of animal and plant life found at Laguna Atascosa as part of the celebration. Please check often for new videos by Richard Moore throughout the year. Did you miss a video? No problem! Just click on this button to see the entire series.
They are big, graceful birds and are very different from their Brown Pelican "cousins." The newest video from Richard Moore provides more insight into their behaviors.
Available November 2021!
Bahia Grande: the Largest Coastal
Wetland Restoration in Texas
This new video by Richard Moore explores the vast restoration project that took decades and over 65 partners to come to fruition. From dust bowl to a growing wetlands estuary, Bahia Grande is a remarkable example of how we can undo past decisions and help nature heal.
Reserve your copy. Will mail when available. Only $15 each, includes
blue ray disc, Bahia Grande sticker, tax, and postage!
Visiting the Refuge...
Hunt information: visit refuge site
Refuge open daily, sunrise to sunset. Entry fees are currently waived.
Steve Thompson Wildlife Drive (formerly, Bayside Drive), is now open to hiking and biking only.
Buena Vista Road is open. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 25 MPH!
Please do not drive or park on the dedicated bicycle lane.
Refuge walking and biking trails are open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.
Cell service is inconsistent and on-site staff are limited.
Visitor Center is closed. Call 956-244-2019 for information.