Category Archives: 2018SW Trip

Green Jays

We visited the National Butterfly Center where a lot of interesting birds are being seen. Butterflies have been sparse due to the recent chilly weather. One of the highlghts was the dozen or sp Green Jays who were hanging out … Continue reading

Posted in 2018SW Trip, Airstream Interstate, Texas birding, Texas birds, Trip Planning | 1 Comment

Drive-thru Birding

The nasty Texas weather continues for a few more days but the forecast is good.  We took the van out today, in 34 degree/misty weather to check out Anzalduas Park, a favorite local birding site. Here are a few photos … Continue reading

Posted in 2018SW Trip, Anzalduas County Park, SW Trip 2018, Texas birds | Leave a comment

Some South Texas Birds

Sunday, we headed out of chilly (31) Goliad State Park enroute to the Rio Grande Valley. We saw some neat birds at Goliad including these two Black Vultures catching some afternoon rays. Along Highway 59, some movement caught my eye … Continue reading

Posted in 2018SW Trip, Rio Grande Valley, RV Park, Texas birds, Texas state parks | Leave a comment

Some Louisiana Critters

Fontainbleau State Park, on an old sugar plantation on Lake Ponchratrain, is filled with wildlife. Deer, relatively tame, watch us as we tend to the van or walk the camp roads. It is great to see our northern birds, such … Continue reading

Posted in 2018SW Trip, LA birds, Louisiana State Parks, Wildlife Watching | 1 Comment

Finally – Warm birding

After delaying several days for dangerously frigid weather, we got the van dug out and started and launched Sunday in -13 degree weather (we hit -21 on the road that morning) and after three long drives and motel stays, headed … Continue reading

Posted in 2018SW Trip, Louisiana State Parks, Southwest trip, SW Trip 2018, winter travel | 2 Comments