Situated in the middle of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen is the ideal location to venture from for excellent birding. Within 90 minutes are dry, desert habitats to the west, and the coastal habitats are only 60 minutes to the east, with a riparian ribbon along the entire southern boundary. For 23 years running, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has provided thousands of birders with life birds, those we call the “RGV Specialties”. Professional tour guides lead every trip, whether bus or van, with a low participant-to-guide ratio to provide excellent spotting and identification. Over 60 vendors of bird-related products can delight every level of birder at the Birders Bazaar, and their contributions to the Silent Auction make that event very exciting. We offer great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars, rousing socials and FUN! Ask anybody who has been here before!
REGISTRATION FEE: A charge of $25 will be automatically included in each registration for processing and administration. This non-refundable fee is required for every registrant, and is termed a Registration Fee.
KISKADEE PASS: An all-event ticket has been created to save on individual pricing of seminars, workshops and keynote speakers. Choose the Kiskadee Pass option for $25 when you select your field trips in order to get in to all educational activities. This savings will only be available during the open registration period. Individual pricing for seminars and workshops will be in effect after October 18, so be sure to select the Kiskadee Pass on your registration form!