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.

See other parks in Texas.
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Based on language in CBPs FY 2019 appropriation, border wall construction will not take place at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, La Lomita Historical Park, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, within or east of the Vista del Mar Ranch tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, or the National Butterfly Center.
An October 2017 memo attached to a letter Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith sent on Friday to Paul Enriquez, the Border Patrol's real estate and environmental branch chief, says that if the federal government builds a proposed hybrid levee-wall through Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, it "would certainly call into question whether TPWD could continue to safely operate the property as a state park, and thereby possibly causing the site to revert back to the original Grantors' heirs."
Located on Seep Willow (Baccharis salicifolia), at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 7 Jun 2010, GPS-N 26[degrees] 11.127, W 98[degrees] 22.838; altitude 33.9m, N.J.
We thank David Riskind, Texas Director of Natural Resources for permitting studies in state parks, and George Cortez, Park Superintendent at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park for granting permission to collect specimens of this new species.
The opening of The World Birding Center headquarters at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in October 2004 marked the beginning of a seven-year planning project.
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.
For example, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in Hidalgo County is site H-3; Mines Road in Webb County is site W-15.
And when I think about my favorite birding spots, I, too, think ingredients: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. The ubiquitous chachalaca is the unofficial mascot of this 588-acre park.
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).