Happy Wanderer: For the ‘trill’ of the hunt, try McAllen, Texas


HILLS NEWSPAPERS: April 12, 2013

I flew to McAllen, Texas, last month with one goal in mind. I wanted to see a Vermilion Flycatcher. A folded-up photo I’d cut from a bird book was packed inside my bag, next to binoculars, a hat and a five-pocket vest.

McAllen, to birders, is like the Serengeti to safari lovers. It’s a bucket-list destination with nine World Birding Centers in a major migration corridor in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Continue reading