Post #4 of The Great South Texas Birding Adventure
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After a brief, but successful stop at the Laguna Atascosa NWR Bahia Grande Unit, AKA Apolmado Falcon Viewing Area for the … Aplomado Falcon, we headed to a little spot that came highly recommended from the Rio Grande Valley Birding facebook Group. It really was a hidden gem and we weren’t really sure we were at the correct location until we saw the entrance sign.
The Nature Trail is nicely set up and very clean.
It has several rest benches and 3 observation blinds, each with its own water feature.
In addition to many new birds, there were a couple of reptiles lurking nearby.
By the time we finished up exploring the Nature Trail, we began the search for something to stop the rumblies in our tummies, it was time for food! We happened upon what was perhaps the best lunch of the entire adventure, The Bay B Boomers Bar & Grill in Laguna Vista, 717 Santa Isabel Blvd, Laguna Vista, TX 78578. Best fish tacos EVER!
Feeling fully restored and anxious to keep rolling, we spotted Roloff Park and beyond it, the famous Laguna Madre.
With a few more species checked off at the park, we succumbed to the lure of the famous South Padre Island and headed east.
Next Week Blog Post #5 South Padre Island – Migratory Bird Mecca