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Road Trippin' Laredo: Birding Festival/Washington's birthday celebration

Road Trippin' Laredo: Birding Festival/Washington's birthday celebration

Laredo Birding Festival:

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Blessed with a rich and diverse river ecosystem, Laredo is home to hundreds of species of local and migratory birds. Our prized birds include: White-collared Seedeater, Scaled Quail, Gray Hawk, Audubon’s and Altamira orioles, Green Parakeets, Muscovy Duck, Red-billed Pigeon and Clay-colored Thrush, among many others.

Each day, birders will have a chance to select from a variety of full-day scenic trips. Escorted by professional field guides and members of our local Monte Mucho Audubon Society, birders will have an opportunity to deepen their birding knowledge of South Texas, and explore areas along Laredo’s river front, creek systems, nature trails and private ranch land.

Phone: (956) 718-1063

Washington's Birthday Celebration:

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One of the most asked questions is, “Why celebrate Washington’s Birthday on the border?” The answer must be attributed to the original planners of the celebration, the patriotic Improved Order of the Red Men, local chapter Yaqui Tribe #59, whose members included prominent Laredoans of both Mexican and American ancestry. The committee was looking for a traditionally “American” holiday to celebrate that might offer the best of all cultures influencing the heritage of Laredo’s citizens.

Phone: (956) 722-0589