Florida offers some of the most interesting birding in the United States, especially during the month of April. But birding in Texas was superlative. Attracting some of the most charismatic birds in the country, plus interesting visitors from Mexico, our trip along the Rio Grande in Southern Texas was a fantastic road trip. Texas markets this area as the Texas Tropical Trail. Check out our photos here.
The crazy part was birding amidst such a substantial border patrol presence. Helicopters scanned the area regularly, and the trails often skirted right alongside the gaudy, iron fence that forms the border to Mexico.