Marlo Casabar Nature Photographer



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Rio Grande Valley Texas

For Spring Break 2017, our family decided to drive down to the Rio Grande Valley. It was a win win for everybody because the kids were able to play on the beach and the family was also able to visit quite a number of the recommended birding sites.

If you have never been to this part of Texas, check out this website for additional information regarding the recommended birding sites. World Birding Center

We personally visited Estero Llano Grande State Park, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Resaca de la Palma, and the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. In addition, I visited EBird and found that numerous hawks and raptors could be found along Old Port Isabel Road. This road stretches from Brownsville and heads towards Laguna Atascosa NWR.

While we were at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, we saw some flyers for dolphin tours. We called one up and made a reservation for the five of us to go on a tour of Laguna Madre. We set out of Port Isabel, TX. Though we only saw a handful of dolphins, I did spot some Ospreys. The Captain of the boat did an outstanding job of maneuvering the boat so that I had the sun at my back so that these Ospreys would be lit wonderfully. It was an excellent time.
  •  American Kestrel

    American Kestrel

  •  Eastern Meadowlark

    Eastern Meadowlark

  •  Loggerhead Shrike

    Loggerhead Shrike

  •  Swallow-tailed Kite

    Swallow-tailed Kite

  •  Swallow-tailed Kite

    Swallow-tailed Kite

  •  Greater Road Runner

    Greater Road Runner

  •  European Starling

    European Starling

  •  Least Grebe

    Least Grebe

  •  Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal

  •  Osprey

    Osprey

  •  Osprey

    Osprey

  •  Osprey

    Osprey

  •  Osprey

    Osprey

  •  Brown Pelican

    Brown Pelican

  •  Crested Caracara

    Crested Caracara

  •  Dolphin playing in bow wave of the shrimp boat Hercules

    Dolphin playing in bow wave of the shrimp boat Hercules

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