Motel 6 Edinburg
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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
... on the front seat. He asked how we were doing and told us of all the stuff he had been seeing. When he started talking about Anis we started paying MUCH MORE attention. We followed his excellent advice and walked down a loop road and low and behold I spotted a GROOVE-BILLED ANI in the vegetation off to the side. There ended up being two. What a great bird. Being satisfied we decided to take the workers other piece of advice and head to the University ...
... GREEN JAYS, PLAIN CHACHALACAS, and WHITE-TIPPED DOVES. Overall, we had close to 80 species here adding most of the specialties.
After donating over a pint of blood to the ravenous skeeters...we decided to dodge the thunderstorm and head out towards our next destination. What happened next...well...let's just say it was a long couple of hours. We basically ended up driving over to Sabal Palms Grove in what only ...
... 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 ...
... beauties for $12.00. We were a group of 10 or so and everyone participated in the manicures, for me it was the first time, but will not be the last. I enjoyed every minute of it, as they cleaned the over grown fungus on my toes.
Now, as always these trips are interspersed with the consumption of large amounts of margaritas, cervesa, and copulas amounts of food. The border is only around 20 k from the park, and you leave your vehicle in the parking lot on the US side and walk ...