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We crossed the border and it was easier than going through the Holland Tunnel. More pics and story to come soon.
Drive from Harlingen, TX to McAllen Airport to start the adventure. 15:00 Depart MFE AA Flt 808 to DFW
Arrive DFW 16:35
21:25 Depart DFW AA Flt 80 to London Heathrow
Arrive London 12:25
18:15 Depart London BA Flt 322 to Paris CDG
Arrive Paris 20:30 May 3. RON Paris May 3; Hotel Campanile Roissy Charles de Gaulle
... Brownsville Resaca to look for kingfishers. There were two resacas on campus and there tons of SPOTTED SANDPIPERS walking around the grass. We also found GREEN PARAKEETS and GREEN KINGFISHER! Now I only wished I knew the workers name to send him a thank you as he helped us big time. Since it was our last nigh together we decided to have a nice dinner so we got cleaned up and went to watch the RED-CROWNED PARROTS come to roost before dinner. ...
... the White-tipped Doves, Olive Sparrows, Baltimore Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and others all started to come out of the woods. It was cool to watch all these poor birds that looked like drowned rats coming in for a bite to eat. I have a shot of the feeder set up...can anyone ID the birds? There are 3 species in this terrible iphone photo...and no you HQ types cannot count these on your Big Year list...
... to head for the border.
Once we got south of Corpus Christi we began seeing WHITE-TAILED and HARRIS'S HAWK. We started looking for Aplomado Falcon east of Brownsville but dipped on it. We did find more CRESTED CARACARA, WHITE-TAILED HAWKS, HARRIS' HAWKS, a CURVE-BILLED THRASHER, a number of HOODED ORIOLES, a PAINTED BUNTING...and a possible job for Eric!!!
As we stopped along the road in front of a ranch, the young guy came up to ...