[Tweeters] Re: South Texas Birdpal/Friend/Guide

Jerry Broadus jbroadus at seanet.com
Tue Apr 9 12:18:12 PDT 2013


I will second the recommendation for Alamo Inn and Keith. I am originally from the Valley, and I can assure that Keith knows his stuff. You can also do well just with the south Texas portion of the Texas birding trail guide brochures, which you can pick up at any of the "world birding centers" (there several such centers throughout the Valley).

Jerry Broadus
Puyallup, WA
Volunteering at P Ranch for Malheur NWR

On Apr 9, 2013, at 8:36 AM, edbirsner at comcast.net wrote:


> Hi Blair,

> A few springs ago we birded the Rio Grande Valley (I'm from Austin and cut my birding teeth in the RGV). We stayed at the Alamo Inn B&B in downtown Alamo near McAllen. The Alamo Inn is a delightful, charming and funky establishment, partial to birders. Keith Hackland, the innkeeper, is also a birder--and host extraordinaire! I hadn't been to the Valley in about 15 yrs and it was Dave's first trip. We found Keith to be a great source of information. He helped us plan our 4-day visit to maximize the number of birds we'd see, and checked in with us nightly to help us revise our plan. I highly recommend staying at the Alamo Inn, but if you can't, at least contact Keith. I believe he does some guiding; if not, he can probably help you find someone, or at least tell you the places you can safely bird on your own. That was also a concern of mine and we encountered no problems.

> Good birding,

> Diane Birsner and Dave Schmalz

> Bellingham

>

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> Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2013 20:23:58 -0700

> From: Blair Bernson <blair at washingtonadvisorygroup.com>

> Subject: [Tweeters] South Texas Birdpal/Friend/Guide

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> I will be in South Texas for 4 days in the middle

> of April revisiting some of the Bird Meccas that I

> visited35 years ago (but not since). My

> recollection is that it is a pretty easy area to

> bird alone but as it is always nice to have some

> local assistance I wonder if anyone has a friend,

> birdpal or local guide that they could recommend

> to help for a day or two.

>

> --

> Blair Bernson

> Edmonds

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