We did some serious birding down here, walked 30 miles. Took some serious risks, too. Got harassed by: police (loitering); border agents (because they could), shot at by supected pot growers, and was in an area of intense illegal trafficing and we should have been harassed, but were not. Escaped Texas with our dignity and our lives.
Birded with my birding buddy Jim added 38 species he added 86!
Broke a camera lens and expect to retire my old nikon binocs after this trip. Stayed at Natures and Sandpipers Resorts, generally nice places and interesting people, a little problem here and there, but it worked out. Met some serious birders at Sandpipers, sort of made us look like amateurs, but well, they were polite and kind and indulged in listening to me.
Here are a sample of the birds on the trip, the American Bittern did not qualify for my nude birding count. I saw it off the back deck of the visitors center at Estero Llana Grande, a few of them I had seen elsewhere
Eastern Screech Owl