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Field Trip: Lower Rio Grande Valley


March 3 - Lower Rio Grande Valley (Larry Jordan) 361-443-0744
The LRGV field trip this year will be to Bentsen State Park. From Corpus Christi take either US 77 south to US 83 in Harlingen or US 281 south to US 83 in McAllen. Either way, go west on US 83 a few miles past McAllen and exit at Business 83. Go under the freeway and continue west on Bus 83 to Bentsen Palm Drive (FM 2062). Turn left (south) on Bentsen Palm Drive which takes you to the parking lot for the park. We will meet outside the Visitor Center at 8:00 am. We will bird the state park all morning and perhaps in the afternoon. This trip involves a fair amount of walking over level ground. We may go to Anzalduas County Park or Quinta Mazatlan in the afternoon if something unusual is at either of these two locations. You can bring lunch or go to one of the many restaurants in the vicinity. The target species include LRGV specialties such as Chachalaca, Altamira Oriole, Clay-colored Thrush and White-tipped Dove. The trip will conclude about 3:00 pm.