Exploring South Padre Island TX 2017-2018 travel blog


Ocelot seen in museum

Green Jay -Tropical species barely extends into south Texas

Now there are some professional Birders !!!

our tour guides

yucca plants getting ready to bloom


native plants and landscape



Long Billed Curlew




aplomado falcon


Red Head Duck

Nilgai sighting

picture from museum - this is an adult Nilgai

Bobcat picture from museum -frequent the area



Crested Caracara

We toured The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge With the Kahligs and tour guides in an open air tram which was a lot of fun. We we able to spot quite a few species of animals and birds and those we could't find we were able to see in their museum.We were able to see an aplomado falcon which the guide was very excited about because he said they are very rare to find. The refuge is known to be a habitat for the Ocelot which is a small wild cat found only in deep south Texas. They find food and shelter in thorny trees and shrubs which are abundant thru out the refuge. We were not able to spot one in the wild but did get a picture from the museum. The refuge is also home to an asian antelope introduced from India to Texas in the 1920's as an exotic animal but in now becoming a nuisance to the cattle industry due to being a carrier of a fever tick. We were able to see several groups on our tour. We also saw numerous local birds and deer.Another great day!

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