Sam Crowe on October 28th, 2017

The American Birding Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Blvd, Harlingen, TX 78550 in partnership with the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. The meeting will include an update on efforts to save Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, and […]

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Sam Crowe on October 23rd, 2017

The recent hurricanes that blasted through the Caribbean have done untold damage to people and wildlife. Reviewing Irma’s carnage is painful. Video from Cuba’s northern Cays shows flamingos killed outright or slowing dying from the impacts of this intense storm. In Barbuda, almost every building was left uninhabitable, and the vegetation seems to be virtually […]

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Sam Crowe on October 17th, 2017

Whooping Cranes are returning to Texas – what is left after Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey did a number on the Texas coast, with damage as far south as the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, home to wintering populations of the beautiful Whooping Crane.  One of the major incentives for developing other Whooping Crane populations was the […]

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Sam Crowe on October 9th, 2017

Hawk migration is well underway. Hawk watchers at the major hawk watch locations are turning in large numbers of sightings. ON Sept 30, the Corpus Christi, Texas site counted 17,163 hawks migrating along the Texas coast on their way south for the winter. Most were Broad-winged but Mississippi Kites, Red-tailed Hawks, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned […]

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