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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

On the Texas Trail

On the Texas Trail

Texas, also known as the Lone Star State, has long been recognised as America's number one birding State with over 620 species recorded there and photographer & birder Dave Hassell showed us a good selection in this talk.

Many of the colourful species are from Mexico and are not found elsewhere in North America.

With an area of nearly 270,000 square miles, Texas is the second largest State and has a very varied terrain including mountains, hill country, desert brushland, plains, pineywoods, the Gulf coast and the famous Rio Grande Valley.

The Rio Grande Valley, in the southwest corner of Texas, is separated from Mexico by the Rio Grande River. As well as being well known for its resident birds it is also notorious for the migrants that arrive from across the Gulf of Mexico on the way north to their breeding grounds.

If you click on the 'Download file' link, then you will see the striking poster that David (our Publicity officer) produced to advertise this talk.

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