Winter Birding in South Texas

      4 reviews
      Feb 8 - 13, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 9
      Winter Birding in South Texas

      4 reviews

      Feb 8 - 13, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 9

      About this trip

      South Texas is where the Lone Star State’s birding is at its best. The Coastal Bend is home to overwintering Whooping Cranes, one of the world’s rarest birds, as well as waterfowl, waders, terns and more. The Lower Rio Grande Valley’s subtropical habitats provide for year-round specialties extending their range beyond Mexico, as well as wintering habitat for neotropical migrants rarely found north of here in winter and the southernmost habitat for larger migrants like Snow and Greater White-fronted geese.

      Spend some time getting to know diverse landscapes from Rockport to the Rio Grande and from Santa Ana to South Padre Island.  Each day will be filled at a variety of birding hotspots in search of Whooping Cranes, Green Jays, Altamira Orioles, Plain Chachalacas, parrots, raptors, and more. With more than 500 species recorded in the region, both expert and novice birders will find an array of avian delights.

      Escape Colorado’s winter weather and join Reefs to Rockies’ Lead Naturalist Guide, Chip Clouse for an unforgettable winter birding adventure in South Texas.

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        Based on two people sharing a double occupancy, standard room.
      • Private Transportation
        Full-size van
      • Driver/guide
        Chip Clouse from Reefs to Rockies.
      • Daily birding
        With spotting scope available
      • Meals as listed
        5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners
      • Entrance fees
      • Flights
      • Room upgrades
      • Travel insurance
      • 3 dinners
      • Alcohol
      • Optional activities
      • Gratuities
        For driver/guide and housekeeping at hotels
      • Personal items

      Available options


      Day 1 - Wed, Feb 8
      Arrival to Corpus Christi and drive to Rockport

      Afternoon arrival to Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP). Chip Clouse, our guide, will meet the group at the airport upon arrival. Afternoon birding en route to Rockport to include Indian Point.

      Accommodations: Hampton Inn and Suites Rockport-Fulton

      Meals: Lunch and Welcome Dinner

      Please plan to arrive to CRP Airport by 1:30 pm.

      Your Organizer

      Reefs to Rockies
      4 reviews
      Our specialty is nature and wildlife travel. We know when and where to go for the best experiences. Travel time is limited. It’s important to choose a travel company that knows how to personalize a trip just for you. Our travel specialists will help you plan a custom trip that matches your travel style, budget, interests, and ideal dates.


      The intent of this trip was to witness the butterflies in Mexico, and it did not disappoint! All other events were organized and well thought out to complement each other. Guides Rueben and Yvonne were a delight. Would highly recommend this wonderful adventure.
      By Linda M for Magical Mexico with Denver Botanic Gardens on 23 Jan, 2023
      Jose was a great guide. Very interesting and fun adventures. The canal float was the best! Reefs to Rockies is very great to work with and help before, during and after travel. Thanks!
      By Stephanie W for Yucatan Holiday Adventure - Prepared for Lusty and Weaver Family on 22 Jan, 2023
      This trip was a real pleasure! It was well organized, with lovely accommodations both in CDMX and Valle de Bravo, comfortable transportation, and cordial and knowledgeable guides. The food was always good and sometimes amazing! Visiting the monarch preserves was a truly awe inspiring experience.
      By Linda R for Birds and Butterflies of Central Mexico on 22 Jan, 2023
      The trip was magnificent and we had a marvelous time seeing new birds in Mexico, seeing millions of Monarch Butterflies in several different areas, enjoying magnificent resorts and food in various and varied places! ALL delicious! Everyone we met (all the different guides and locals) plus our travel companions who became new friends were great!! We Loved It All… thank you Sheridan and Ruben.
      By Beverly D for Birds and Butterflies of Central Mexico on 20 Jan, 2023