Thursday, October 1, 2020

South Texas Pelicans. Questions and Answers.

by Lianne Koczur, Ph.D. Science & Conservation.   Photos by: Stan Serba, Renee Lockett, Lianne Koczur and RGV.com staff.       Q: How many types of pelicans are there in the Rio Grande Valley? A: There are two species of...

The Birds of Summer

Summer can be a unique season for birding in the valley. The time of year and the climate means that many migratory species are out of town, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty...

‘White-crowned Pigeon’ has made a rare appearance in the Rio Grande Valley

A 'White-crowned Pigeon' has made a rare appearance in the Rio Grande Valley, birding enthusiasts from Austin, Houston, Fort Worth, and all over the state have flocked to the South Padre Island Birding and...

Sea Turtle Inc. Presents 5th Annual YappoPalooza

South Padre Island’s Sea Turtle Inc. invites the community to their 5th Annual YappoPalooza festival at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Friday, June 19th 7:00 PM – Midnight | Saturday, June 20th 11:00 AM...

American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

One of the many species you could find at the Gladys Porter Zoo, a visitor-oriented zoological and botanical park, dedicated to the preservation of nature through education, conservation, healthy outdoor recreation, and research. The Gladys...

Love our Planet: 5 Ways to Make a Difference in the RGV

In light of the recent Earth Day celebrations, it’s highly likely that you find yourself thinking of ways to give back to Mother Earth. Whether or not you made it out to some of...

The Many Hotspots Across the Valley for Unique Birding Experiences

Birding season in the RGV is serious business. With one of the most unique avian populations in the nation, it is a prime destination for birding enthusiasts and eco-tourists. If you want to make...
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Hungry Chick ~ Platalea ajaja

Roseate Spoonbill (sci: Platalea ajaja) Espátula Rosada. "Gorgeous at a distance and bizarre up close is the Roseate Spoonbill. Locally common in coastal Florida, Texas, and southwest Louisiana, they are usually in small flocks, often...

Monarch Butterfly – Texas Pollinators

Higher classification: Tiger milkweed butterflies Scientific name: Danaus plexippus Order: Lepidoptera Class: Insecta Family: Nymphalidae Phylum: Arthropoda Lifespan: Monarchs live for only 2-6 weeks.   The Rio Grande Valley is an important corridor in monarch migration because it is situated between the principal breeding grounds in the north and the overwintering...

American Alligator – Babies

🐊 American Alligator – Babies 📝     Scientific name: Alligator mississippiensis 📆    Lifespan: 30 – 50 years (Adult)  📌   Estero Llano Grande State Park. Weslaco, Texas – Hidalgo County          Rio Grande Valley. 📷     Fine Nature Photography by Brian Plath....