Situated in the center of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen is the ideal location to venture from for excellent birding. Within 90 minutes are dry, desert habitats to the far west, and the coastal habitats are less than 60 minutes to the east, with a riparian ribbon along the entire southern boundary (AKA the Rio Grande River) and vast ranch land to the north. For 24 years running, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has provided thousands of birders with life birds, those we call the “RGV Specialties”. Professional tour guides lead every trip, whether bus or van, with a low participant-to-guide ratio to provide excellent spotting and identification. Over 60 vendors of bird-related products can delight every level of birder at the Birders Bazaar, and their contributions to the Silent Auction make that event very inviting. We offer great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars, rousing socials and FUN! Ask anybody who has been here before!
The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival is volunteer-propelled! Over 50 volunteers have organized this event, and another 100 make it happen. If you would like to be on our volunteer squad, please contact Tamie Bulow at email@example.com. Requirements include a smiling face, and a Texas-friendly attitude.