I first wrote about Salineno, Texas a few years ago and my recent visits to this wonderful site were just as satisfying. It is easy to see, as you sit in lawn chairs watching colorful birds flock to the feeders, why this little patch on the Rio Grande attracts birders from all over. Merle and Lois, the long-time volunteers, do a great job of hosting neophyte to expert visitors.
Here are some shots I took the other day.
The first three shots are an Altimira Oriole, a Golden-fronted Woodpecker, and an Audobon’s Oriole. (The Hooded Orioles have not shown up yet this winter. Here is an Orange-crowned Warbler.
The Green Jays were everywhere as were the Great Kiskadees, like this one.
The Rio Grande is higher than often but still rather narrow. That is Mexico in the background.
Next – some birds of the desert as we head toward New Mexico.