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Lower Rio Grande Valley Update No. 6

by Bryan on April 14th, 2012

At dawn on the Rio Grande, in the tiny village of Salineno, Red-billed Pigeons, bathed in burgundy, fly upriver to roost on an island between the US and Mexico. An Audubon’s Oriole, yellow with a black hood, issues a lazy, fruity serenade. Muscovy Ducks, beasts on the wing, fly over our heads. And that was only the beginning. The day progressed with knee-weakening looks at Green Kingfisher. We even found White-collared Seedeater (a bird I has begun to think didn’t exist) by the library in Zapata. We ended with a rare bird in the Lower Rio Grande Valley – Scaled Quail at Falcon State Park. Can it get any better? We’ll find out today on the final day of our trip.

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