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Christmas Bird Counts

Rio Grande Valley and South Texas Counts

December 14, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Anzalduas-Bentsen (TXAZ)

    Count circle includes Bentsen State Park and Anzalduas County Park. Participants, working in teams, may opt for a few hours of counting, an all-day marathon or anything in between. Compiler Roy Rodriguez,, 956-584-9156.

  • Brownsville (TXBV)

    Please come out and help us count at one of the most diverse areas of Texas. There are 8 sections within the Brownsville CBC, which includes hotspots like Resaca de la Palma SP, Fish Hatchery Road, Palo Alto NHS, Padre Island Blvd., TNC Southmost Preserve, Sabal Palm Audubon Grove, UTB Campus, Downtown Brownsville, and much more! New compiler this year, TBD.

  • Chaparral Wildlife Management Area (TXCP)

    The Chaparral Wildlife Management Area invites you to participate in our annual count. The CWMA consists of 15,200 acres of South Texas brush country. Directions: The Chaparral Wildlife Management Area is located 8 miles west of Artesia Wells on F.M. 133. Take I-35, to Artesia Wells/Catarina exit, turn west. For more information, contact Sarah Resendez,, telephone 830-676-3413.

  • Coastal Tip of Texas (TXCT)

    Compiler Marion Mason, , 956-748-3607 ext. 119.

  • Falcon Dam and State Park (TXFD)

    Compiler: Susan Foster,

  • Harlingen (TXHG)

    Compiler Norma Friedrich,, 361-676-6416.

  • La Sal Vieja (TXLS)

    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    The La Sal Vieja CBC is located out at the Valley Salt Lakes area in northeastern Hidalgo County and southwestern Willacy County. The area is a wonderful place to bird! The count normally averages about 165 species. The count circle has large areas of USFWS tracts which are hard to access by the public. The best and brightest Valley birders will be present so please come and join us. To participate please contact compiler JD Cortez,

  • Laguna Atascosa (TXLA)

    If you are interested in participating please contact Mark Conway at

  • Laredo (TXLD)

    Our count circle includes private ranches and public lands, much of which is on the Rio Grande. Anyone interested in helping out, please contact the compiler Glenda Barrera, 956-286-5876.

  • Santa Ana (TXSA)

    The Santa Ana CBC count circle includes Alamo, San Juan, Hidalgo, Pharr, much of McAllen and a bit of Donna. For more information, contact Raul Garza,

  • Weslaco (TXWS)

    Please call ahead or email to register. Compiler John Yochum,, (956) 565-3919.