Feeder Birds in the Rio Grande Valley

Rob Ripma

I am lucky to be down in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas helping to cover the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival for Birds & Blooms. One of the many things that is strikingly different here in the Valley is the feeder birds. A large portion of these species are  hard to find outside of the Valley, so birders are always extremely excited to see these birds during their trip. Over the last few days, I have been able to study and photograph some of my favorites.

White-tipped Dove

White-tipped Doves can be found at many feeding stations and are one of the species that’s range in the United States is limited to the Valley.

Plain Chachalaca

Plain Chachalacas become rather tame around feeders and are very fun to watch!

Inca Dove

Inca Doves can be observed at virtually every feeder station.

Altamira Oriole

The Altamira Oriole is the most common of the orioles that occurs in the Valley.

Green Jay

One of the most common feeder birds throughout most of the Valley.

Have you ever had the chance to bird in the Rio Grande Valley? If so, what are some of your favorite feeder birds?

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