Tag Archives: Rio Grande Valley

Birding in South Texas

Not fitting the stereotype of the avid birdwatcher who travels to the most exotic corners of the globe, many RVers simply want to be where the birds are. Not wearing the latest outdoor gear, carrying the biggest scopes, peering through … Continue reading

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Top 7 Snowbird Hotspots

Cold winter weather is inevitable. But there is an escape. Residents of the northern half of North America have long found respite from winter’s chill by fleeing to the southern half. As refugees from the frozen north, snowbirds avoid winter’s bite, snow … Continue reading

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Magnet For Birds & Snowbirds

They may be blue in the North Country, but in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the jays have bright green backs, purple-blue heads with black trim down to the chest, and yellowish-green underparts. The Valley, as it is … Continue reading

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The History of Winter Texans

Thousands of snow-weary northerners flock to Texas for the winter. In Texas—a state famous for adding its unique flair—migrating snowbirds have been affectionately dubbed Winter Texans. Most congregate in one of two areas: Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley. The majority of Winter … Continue reading

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Mission a Prime Destination For Winter Texans

Located right in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, about 250 miles south of San Antonio, lies a tight knit community of friends, family, and children. During winter, they embrace the thousands of Winter Texans that call Mission their … Continue reading

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Snowbird Destinations

Snowbirds flock to Ol’ Airy Zonie, Southern Texas, Florida, and other Sunbelt states and Mexico to avoid winter’s bite, snow and blowing snow, and treacherous icy sidewalks and streets. Northern Europeans are also known to migrate to the U.S. Sunbelt, … Continue reading

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Fewer Winter Texans Visit The Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley has been a winter refuge for northern snowbirds for many decades. But the heydays for these retired part-time residents, dubbed Winter Texans, may be over. A new study by the University of Texas-Pan American’s Business and … Continue reading

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Valley of Butterflies

The butterfly explosion was right on schedule. Abundant September rain put blossoms on Rio Grande Valley plants and the result was an explosion of butterflies in October. It was only logical. And just as the Rio Grande Valley is the … Continue reading

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Welcome Home Winter Texans

Winter Texan parks are now seeing a few winter residents trickle in, but expect the majority of residents to return following the Thanksgiving holiday. RV parks in the Rio Grande Valley expect to be full this Winter Texan season, based … Continue reading

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To our Winter Texan Friends

Like many snowbirds escaping the ravages of a northern winter, we often roost in the Rio Grande Valley (RVG). To assist Winter Texans keep in touch with the latest happenings in the RVG, the Valley Morning Star has put together a … Continue reading

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