North America

TEXAS

 

Altamira Oriole

For a first birdwatching trip to the USA it would be difficult to beat Texas in spring. 

Texas, the largest of the  United States, straddles both the east and west with a substantial area south of the Mexican border. Moist woodlands in the east gradually give way to more arid stony desert in the west, bordered by the magnificent Rio Grande. In addition to a fabulous array of resident species including such specialities as Greater Roadrunner and Green Jay, April sees the massed arrival of travellers from the South including multitudes of warblers, hummingbirds, flycatchers, orioles and raptors to name a few. This two week tour takes a leisurely look at some of the most exciting parts of Texas, following the Gulf coast right down to Mexico, then up to the beautiful Edwards Plateau, home of birds and millions of bats.


Contact The Ultimate Travel Company 0207 386 4682 to make a reservation. 


UPDATE

Regrettably, it appears that President Trump is intent on the construction of a wall separating the USA from Mexico, now scheduled to commence in February 2019. The route for this will result in the destruction and annexation of habitats along the Rio Grande Valley which are of national conservation importance and home to species found nowhere else in the USA. The initial phase will involve, amongst other things, the bulldozing of the 100 acre National Butterfly Centre. As a result of this, we are not able to provide any assurance to those travelling with us what we might encounter during that key element of our Texas tour. So after much consideration, we have made the decision to withdraw all Wild Insights tours to Texas for the foreseeable future. We hope that our action will be repeated by others, thereby sending the appropriate message to President Trump.
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Economy class flights, accommodation with private facilities, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transport by private minibuses, tips and services of Wild Insights leaders.

Travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry and phone calls.

Our tour takes in some of the finest birdwatching areas of Texas, following the Gulf Coast right down to the Rio Grande Valley, then up to the hill country of Edwards Plateau and finally back to Galveston Island.

 

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Wild Insights Overseas Tours are part of a wider programme of WildWings birdwatching and wildlife holidays worldwide and their terms and conditions will apply. These can be found in the 2005 WildWings brochure, including booking procedures. WildWings is fully licenced and bonded with ABTA and IATA and all our Overseas Tours are fully protected by their Civil Aviation Authority ATOL license, number 5429.

Louisa Thompson 0207 3864682