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: , , , , , , , ,

Late July Bird and Animal Photography in South Texas

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As July comes to an end in southern Texas, juveniles have fledged from many nests and a number of birds are getting ready to lay a second clutch of eggs. It might be hot outside but it’s a time when you can see confusing immature plumages, watch baby animals being fed by their parents, andContinue Reading Tagged With: , , , , , , ,

Good Lighting for Great Bird Photo Opportunities in South Texas

Bright sunny days are pretty common in South Texas at any time of the year but the lighting seems to be even better during the summer months. Although you may have to make adjustments on the camera to deal with harsh sunlight, the lack of dim conditions means that you can get fantastic, high resolutionContinue 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: , , , , , ,