Birders flock to Texas in droves


Travis M. Whitehead wrote in The (McAllen, Tex.) Monitor awhile back about how a retired Michigan couple has spent every winter since 1984 in their RV parked on a lot in a small community west of Roma, Texas.

One March morning about 15 avid birders sat in lawn chairs outside the Gale and Pat DeWinds’ travel trailer just north of the Rio Grande River. The birds come to this small clearing from miles around for a free meal of marshmallows, cracked corn and peanut butter.

Read more in: “Winter Texan couple gaining worldwide recognition for bird-feeding tradition.”

Learn more about  creating a healthy bird habitat in your own yard and the Important Bird Areas in Texas

Photo: Altimira oriole. By John Wayne Liston.

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