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The Amazon Kingfisher lands in Laredo

After making her first recorded U.S. debut in Laredo in 2010, the Amazon Kingfisher is back in Laredo at Zacate Creek. Her first visit drew in nearly 1,000 birders in the first 10 days that she was here.
Earlier this month, six years later after her first visit, this green beauty was spotted in the same area, creating a sensation for birders who have come to visit her from near and far.
Zacate Creek is located in the middle of Laredo, Texas, right on the international border with Mexico. The bird has been frequenting a stretch of the creek between the dam and the water treatment facility. There is public parking nearby, on Ventura Street.
This is the third documented ABA Area record of this species, which ranges widely from southern Tamaulipas, Mexico into South America as far south as Uruguay and Argentina.

Laredo Birding Festival
Laredo is the perfect place to watch hundreds of dazzling bird species, so we invite you all, novice and seasonal birders to the Laredo Birding Festival on February 8-11, 2017 for an unforgettable experience.
Laredo’s young and growing festival is a 3-day birding extravaganza that provides birders the opportunity to identify new species in our area and explore the depth of Laredo’s natural beauty.
Each of our small, intimate trips are led by a professional field guide.
Nearly 200 species have been identified during our previous birding festivals, with surprise visits by new treasures and rarities every year.
Whether you’re on the hunt for our prized bird – the White-collared Seedeater – or kingfishers, thrashers, hawks, warblers, sparrows, waterfowl, orioles, and flycatchers – to name a few – Laredo is a bird lover’s dream!
The LBF is a continued collaboration with the Rio Grande International Study Center, Monte Mucho Audubon Society, and Laredo Convention & Visitors’ Bureau.
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