Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Beth El Synagogue, 5224 W. 26th Street, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Jim Egge, President, Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis:
BIRDING SOUTH TEXAS and THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Jim will trace a productive birding route, identifying the prime birding spots for the birder who would like to see as many birds in one Texas week, as is possible. Jim is well-acquainted with south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. For the last 3 years he has spent part of the winter in Texas, birding mostly in the Rio Grande Valley. The Rio Grande has the benefit of excellent habitat to attract not only northern birds, but also a variety of Mexican species. The region from coastal Padre Island has an abundance of wildlife reserves along the river valley, to the high country of Laredo and the Edwards Plateau. Unique species found nowhere else in America are endemic here. Some examples include the Aplomado Falcon, Audubon’s Oriole, Green Jay, Golden-cheeked Warbler, and White-collared Seedeater.
BIO: Jim is a retired high school chemistry and biology teacher. He has birded actively around the world since the late 70’s.