Hampton Inn & Suites McAllen
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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
... 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 ...
... good birders:)
We got to Bentsen to the beautiful sounds of Border Patrol helicopters (if you don't know...Bentsen sits right on the Rio Grande and is a hot spot of illegal crossings). We barely got to the visitor center when we found CLAY-COLORED THRUSH, BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD, and OLIVE SPARROW. Heading in we added BLACK PHOEBE and believe it or not, our first confirmed CLIFF SWALLOW. At the first set of feeders ...
... to birders willing to pay to get private access...Now how do I convince my wife that Brownsville, TX is a happening place?HM....I am accepting ideas! Photos to the person who gives me a winning argument!!
That was it for today...tomorrow we are heading to Bentsen-Rio Grande where a Collared Forest Falcon is being rumored. Then we will chase ANIs and Crimson-Collared Grosbeak. So check back tomorrow....oh and send in those ideas!!!
... and carrots and onions, boiled dinner with rye bread, which I gladly cooked for the crowd of 12 or so. We finished with a stunning array of candies and deserts and it was another great day of Sundays of three in a row. At this point it was a Dodge, Ford and 2 Chevys if you are keeping track.
We also spent out last day in Nuevo Progresso where I got a Foot and Mouth, the mouth being a tooth cleaning by a lovely Hispanic Dentist for $25.00, and the foot being a manicure from a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking