Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park


Location:Along the Rio Grande River, 5 miles southwest of Mission.
Facilities:Campsites with full hookups, primitive campsites, youth group camp, showers, restrooms, picnic areas, day-use group facility, hiking trails, interpretive trails, boat ramp, bird observation blinds, game courts, playground (é).
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, hiking, backpacking, bicycling, birding, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is headquarters of the World Birding Center and is known as a treasure trove of birds found nowhere else in the US except deepest South Texas. Found here also are so-called "Mexican vagrants," which are birds rarely seen on this side of the Rio Grande.
Address:2800 Bensen Palm Dr
Mission, TX 78572

Phone:956-585-1107
Fax:956-585-3448
Web: www.worldbirdingcenter.org/sites/mission/
Size: 760 acres.

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I observed Least Grebes in 2005 in Resaca El Morillo (resaca = oxbow) at the boundary between Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and El Morillo Tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge (ca.
First, a lengthy field study conducted in Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in the 1990s showed that the whiptail lizard community changed dramatically since the Park was initially surveyed.
Although a few field studies of lizard populations have been conducted in the Rio Grande valley in the 1990s, these studies have focused on only a few sites such as Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in Hidalgo County (Paulissen 1994; 1995; 1997; 1999; 2001), and Mines Road in Webb County (Walker et al.
And when I think about my favorite birding spots, I, too, think ingredients: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.
For example, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in Hidalgo County is site H-3; Mines Road in Webb County is site W-15.
Territories and nests were sought, mainly during May-July 1999, at three locations in southern Hidalgo County, Texas: (1) Anzalduas County Park (hereafter Anzalduas), approximately 10 km SSE of Mission; (2) Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (hereafter Santa Ana), approximately 11 km S of Alamo; and (3) Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park (hereafter Bentsen), approximately 6 km SW of Mission.
Death of large trees has been noted in several areas at both SANWR and Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, particularly during severe droughts (Brush 1998a).