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Birdwatch UK writer David Callahan (right) pictured with South Texas Nature Board members Keith Hackland (far left) Sue Griffin (2nd from left) and STN Director Nydia Tapia Gonzales

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016  Written by Sally Velasquez Sihil the Ambassador Ocelot to be featured in Raymondville on Friday, March 4, 2016 to draw attention to the need to protect the endangered species in the U.S., announces Willacy County Raymondville, Tx – Sihil (pronounced C-L) the Ambassador Ocelot at the […]

News from Willacy County were not encouraging last year with the  closing of the detention center. Early this year we heard more bad news from Willacy County when Walmart announced the closing of their Raymondville store. Both events left a trail of unemployment and discouragement among the communities of this county. But the county will […]

Parrot People,  Please don’t forget our Valley-wide roost survey for Red-crowned Parrots on Friday, January 15th (see attached flyer).  The day after that, for those who are available, please join us at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco for a countdown of the results, discussion on how things went, and how things can be improved […]

Celebrating 20 Years! Originally named the Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds, the Whooping Crane Festival will celebrate 20 years in Port Aransas the last weekend in February (25 – 28, 2016). A spectacular event is being planned with both traditional and special activities that you won’t want to miss.  The schedule of events will be […]

NewsOK of Oklahoma published this great article about the birds of the Rio Grande Valley on May 2015. The tremendous natural resources the Valley has attracts thousands of visitors and journalists to the area every year. Articles like these help us let the word out, and we wanted to share with our readers, so they […]

If you Enjoy Bird Watching and Nature, South Texas is Waiting for you! The birds of the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas are plenty and you will love them all.  Texas offers the richest bird watching in USA – 630 species, more than any other state. The Lower Rio Grande Valley offers the richest […]

During the last two international bird fairs attended by South Texas Nature representatives last month they reported higher number of young birders stopping by the booth. Some already familiar with Kenn Kaufman’s Field Guide to Birds of North America wanted to know more about South Texas’ birds of prey and shore birds.  In Germany, at […]

History of South Texas Nature South Texas Nature Marketing Coop, Inc. is a 501 c 3 organization. Its members are representatives of various tourism officials from (currently) 16 cities and organizations, although this number varies from year to year. It has been     in existence since 2001. The cooperative was first formed to give the RGV […]

The past month of June, South Texas Nature Board Chairman Nancy Millar and STn Director Nydia Tapia – Gonzales had the privilege of promoting the incredible natural resources of the region at two European bird fairs. The first was the MAD Bird Fair held in Madrid from June 12th to the 14th at the Paseo […]