Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Very out of area - Texas

To leverage some of the vacation time that PU gives me over New Year's I made a trip to Texas fron 12/29-1/6 to cover the usual Rio Grande spots plus rarities. Car rental at San Antonio was much cheaper than Houston (have they jacked the prices there?) and I found a cheap flight via American. Best birds were the long-standing Northern Jacana at Choke Canyon State Park and the Bare-throated Tiger-Heron at Bentsen Rio Grande State Park. The former was one basis for making the trip, the latter was a pure bonus and the first US record for this species.

Trip report under edit, to be linked here in due course.

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