Laredo Birding Festival 2015 – Tales from the Edge
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Laredo Birding Festival 2015 – Tales from the Edge

By: Blasita J. Lopez

Visitors are invited to share in the passion and challenge of admiring wildlife in and around Laredo!
The Laredo Birding Festival (LBF) 2015 attendees will experience a broad range of field trips, a birding track set up with the efficacy and mobility that lends itself to small and medium-sized birding groups. Thirteen daily field trips from February 5-7, 2015, all hosted from the historic La Posada Hotel, make this event uniquely urban-based. Yet attendees also come away with a rural get-away experience included in each and every day. It comes with the exclusive opportunity to see and immortalize south Texas fowl, flora and fauna like never before!

The event kicks off on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the Laredo Center for the Arts, during the Birds, Beer and Cheer Welcoming Mixer from 6:00-9:00 p.m. that will also allow attendees to take in the winning entries of the Birds of the Brush Art Contest.

Local experts from our Monte Mucho Audubon Society, paired with paid professional trip leaders that know their stuff can assist outdoor enthusiasts catch a glimpse of those “south Texas specialties,” like the White-collared seedeater. Each day, groups report back their findings and the potential to spot up to 240 species exist during the event because Laredo and surrounding counties are home to hundreds of migratory and local species during this time of the year.

Festival attendees will get to take in local public parks and trails such as Las Palmas nature trail, river vega trails, North Central Park and Lake Casa Blanca. Other locations that show off the regional assets of the area include private ranches set to take in trekkers seeking the thrill of a sighting. The LBF is made possible through the partnership and participation of the Monte Mucho Audubon Society and the Rio Grande International Study Center.

The Festival is filling up fast for this year, but it is an annual event offered regularly every February. To see if you can still sign up, log onto or call 956-718-1063 or email

Blasita Lopez is the Director at the Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

A product of Texas and IH35, began her career as a journalist. Longhorn 4 life!

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