Red Roof Inn Pharr
Travel Blogs from Pharr
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 ...
... at you through spotting scopes as you do your thing) but cool to watch 2 unbanded endangered species breeding in the wild. Then the male took off and we watched him chase a small passerine. He missed at least 5 times then moved on and caught the next bird. The male took the food all the way back towards the female. When he perched next to her...she leaned over and took it from him!!!!!! What??? All that ...
... 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 ...
... minute into every day for the last few weeks in Paradise South, Mercedes Texas. Now we met a great group of friends in the park and out of the park while we were here and visiting different venues. It is surprising though that a number are Canadians, from Ontario, Manitoba, and the other 2 mid west provinces, really none from the east coast excepting Sterling and his wife from Quebec, whom had spent their lives in Labrador. Larry and Laura from Paisley, ON., Grant and Sally from St. ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking