Presentation: Tony Henehan: Green Jays in Your Neighborhood (Saturday, 3:45-4:45 PM)
Some of the 529 species of birds seen in the RGV are found nowhere else in the United States, such as our Green Jay. This jay has become an integral part of the local economy, drawing in bird watchers from all over the world. The RGV is the 3rd fastest growing urban area in the United States, putting stress on precious habitat. Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. has started a project to study habitat use and home range size of Green Jays in the RGV to help municipalities create better habitat management plans.