Some November Highlights from Birding and Wildlife Viewing in South Texas

The past two weeks have been good for lots of birds and wildlife in South Texas. The wildlife refuges and protected lands in this part of the country are always good for birding but November is probably one of the best times of the year to become acquainted with the subtropical habitats around Harlingen, SouthContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , ,

Autumn Animal Colors in South Texas

In South Texas, we may not have a brilliant display of leaves changing from green to various shades of yellows and reds, but we do have a fine display of beautiful animals and flowering plants. Sometimes it takes a bit of looking around to find those colors but they are there, especially when you lookContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , , , ,

A Few Animals and Birds from a Summer Weekend in South Texas

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Last weekend, I ventured to a couple of my usual haunts on the south Texas coast. Bird song had diminished and it’s hot but if you set up in the right places and watch your surroundings, animals and birds always make an appearance for photos. Beautiful Altamira Orioles are still feeding their rapidly growing youngContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , ,

Bobcats, Chachalacas, and More from a South Texas Summer

The heat wave that is presently hugging the country is reminiscent of what it feels like during summer in south and east Texas. Drink lots of liquids, don’t do anything strenuous, and try to stay cool! That’s what I do to stay healthy while birding in southern Texas in the summer. I’m just careful aboutContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , ,

Texas: 10th Annual Ocelot Conservation Festival takes place

Texas: 10th Annual Ocelot Conservation Festival takes place 10th annual Ocelot Festival set for today HARLINGEN – Rio Grande Valley residents get a chance to walk on the wild side Saturday at the 10th annual Ocelot Conservation Festival. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marine Military Academy. <div>Read more: <a href=””></a></div>Continue Reading

Saving the Ocelot

Isolated population gives biologist reason for concern The Rio Grande Valley’s ocelot population could be getting some new blood. An idea is being floated to bring ocelots from Tamaulipas, Mexico, to diversify a shallow gene pool. Cameron County ocelots are related to each other because their population is isolated from other populations. Read more: