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Winging it: Expert shares tips on birdwatching

Ah, the joys of birding in South Texas. Thousands of birdwatchers flock to the brush throughout the year for a chance to spot the region’s beauties.

  • icon Updated: October 03
Wednesday 10/03/2012
Open Spaces: Texas offers affordable hunting options

Las Palomas Wildlife Manage-ment Area wildlife biologist Sam Patten and hunter Dana Frosch stand over a map. In a parking lot at the end of Kornegay Road north of San Benito, they talk about finding white-winged doves and about a series of strong storms moving through the area.

Island, state parks among the best places to stargaze

Few things can be more calming than looking up and seeing thousands upon thousands of stars shining across a night sky.

South Texas sea turtle nests reach record levels

Texas sea turtle conservationists enjoyed a record year during the nesting season this summer, especially on South Padre Island and Boca Chica Beach.

Fishing records: 2012 rewrites the books

The spring and summer heated up the fishing world in Deep South Texas when anglers set several new records this year.

Texas considers new rules after deer disease found

After the detection of chronic wasting disease, wildlife officials say more deliberation is needed before regulations are adopted by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

TPWD online magazine targets Texas hunters

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine has released another free digital online

The Valley Land Fund marks its 25th year

Celebrate 25 years of local land conservation with the Valley Land Fund on Nov. 3 at Quinta Mazatlan at 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen.

Annual environmental summit returns to Valley

The Valley Environmental Summit focuses on challenges facing the Rio Grande Valley’s health and ecologies.

National Butterfly Center hires new executive director

There’s plenty of change at the National Butterfly Center in Mission. The nonprofit enters the fall with a redesigned website, big plans for the future and a newly hired executive director to help guide the way.

Friday 09/28/2012
New South Texas Outdoors available now

It’s no surprise: South Texas is a birding paradise. Yet many people might be surprised by how simple it is to get started as a beginning birdwatcher.

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