Just 10 miles inland from Boca Chica Beach is Palmito Hill, another of my favorite birding locations. On my way to the beach, I stopped to scout the birding opportunities. It yielded a White-Tailed Hawk. I found a pair of them there in January, and it seems they were still in the area. Later, the mouth of the Rio Grande provided some excitement of its own.
Fog was so thick, at 50 feet things faded from my view, and at 100 feet I could barely make out the shapes ahead of me while I drove. That is how my morning started as I set out to explore the southernmost tip of Texas on Tuesday morning. I’d read in past years the … Read more
Near the lowest end of the Rio Grande, less than ten miles from where the river empties into the Gulf of Mexico, is the wide plain called Palmito Hill. Covered in grassy brush and cactus and edged in Honey Mesquite thickets, this area hosts Eastern Meadowlarks, Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers, Couch’s Kingbirds, Gray Catbirds, Blue Grosbeaks, Lark … Read more