Rob writes: After a great day yesterday at the Ohio Young Birders Club Conference in Ohio, Stephanie and I drove home to Indiana and then flew down the the Rio Grande Valley today. We chose to fly into Corpus Christi since it was somewhat cheaper for us to do and then drove down to South Padre Island. I was very excited to see that the tiny airport had a huge display of bird and nature photos that are part of a wildlife photo contest. Checking out the photos was a great way to start out trip. We will be spending the next five days birding and attending both the Focus on Diversity Conference and the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival!
Tomorrow we will be birding on South Padre Island and maybe chasing a Fork-tailed Flycatcher that was just found today!