Super 8 McAllen-Downtown
Travel Blogs from McAllen
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
... our walk down towards the Rio Grande we heard LESSER NIGHTHAWKS doing their toad-like trills. Once at the bank of the Rio grande we did a little work on our Mexico lists adding Kingbirds, cowbirds, mockingbirds, altamira oriole, kites, kiskadee, vulture and some doves to our Mexican bird lists. As we headed back towards the visitor center we added our first confirmed TROPICAL KINGBIRD (these can be hard to tease out from all the COUCH's KINGBIRDS ...
... complaining that I was not driving the speed limit (70 mph)..."yeah right Bob...look out the window...I can't see anything" - see photos!
But we made it to Sabal Palms in one piece and dodged a few more rain drops to stand under a porch and watch some feeders. As the rain let up...the female CRIMSON-COLLARD GROSBEAK flew into feed on some apples. What was cool, more than the grosbeak, was once the rain started to ...
Not much to say about today as we spent a fair bit of time in the car again trying to position ourselves for the final 2.5 days in the Rio Grande...SHOULD BE EPIC!
We started off at Anahuac again, thinking we might have a shot at hearing both BLACK and YELLOW RAILS...yeah, we were wrong...no rails for us. As we drove out of the refuge, we were seeing large numbers of ORCHARD ORIOLES so we thought we had better get to Smith Oaks to see if there ...
... the pool and the club house, and he too came over and had a beer with me for the first time on the last day. It is all quite gratifying.
I will finish this series in the next week, telling of our experiences on the way home, our stop in Lafayette, and our week in Westwego, La. There are some funny stories.
We have been home now for a week, lived through Easter, had a good time with our family, but have seen little from our neighbours. Look forward to Denny coming back from Key ...