Birds of the Rio Grande Valley – Part 1

Birds of the Rio Grande Valley – Part 1

This photographer spent the week-end in the Rio Grande Valley with his Valentine photographing birds of the area. These photographs were shot in the following World Birding Center locations: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park (Mission), Old Hidalgo Pumphouse (Hidalgo), Estero Llano Grande State Park (Weslaco), Quinta Mazatlan (McAllen).

Having the opportunity to photograph a variety of many different birds, I am presenting Birds of the Rio Grande Valley in two separate blogs. Part 1 is this week and Part 2 follows the next week. I hope you enjoy the photos and are challenged to investigate some of the birds in more detail.

1 Clay-colored Thrush
1 Clay-colored Thrush
3 Northern Cardinal- Female
3 Northern Cardinal- Female
5 Green Jay
5 Green Jay
7 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
7 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
8 Chachalaca
8 Chachalaca
10 Great Kiskadee
10 Great Kiskadee
11 Painted Bunting - Female
11 Painted Bunting – Female
12 Green Jays & Red-winged Blackbird
12 Green Jays & Red-winged Blackbird
13 Hooded Oriole
13 Hooded Oriole
14 Altamira Oriole
14 Altamira Oriole

 

 

5 thoughts on “Birds of the Rio Grande Valley – Part 1”

  1. Michael, I have never seen such birds but my favorite is the Green Jay. The Painted Bunting looks so small with distinct features. Some day I will try to get shots of birds around here, in Maine.

  2. we are loving all the birds in your blog and excited on researching more about them than we ever would of without your blog. thanks fil!

  3. What great pictures…I have not even SEEN half of these birds!!! Remember the time I told the kids that there was a flock of geese flying…and it was a tree full of crows!!!

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