Bird watchers flock to Texas border

04/12/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Lower Rio Grande Valley, the area just on the American side of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Texas, is not generally a draw for people interested in nature. But for bird watchers, the valley is one of the best in the country. "I can easily get 50 to 60 species in a day," said Gabe De Jong, a park naturalist at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands.

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