Winter is the perfect time to travel to the Lower Rio Grande Valley, with its mild tropical weather and outstanding bird diversity. Join us as we explore the entirety of the lower valley in search of tropical specialties that can be found nowhere else in the country.Register
Distance: Multiple short walks of less than 1 mile.
Elevation changes: Minimal.
Trail: A variety of trail conditions, but mostly wide, flat, hard-packed trail.
Rest Stops: We will have multiple stops, including a lunch stop.
Sun Exposure: Full sun exposure for most of the day – weather and temperatures can vary this time of year,
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Each stop will have a parking lot, and most will have bathrooms. An Oregon State Parks parking permit will be needed for at least one stop and can be purchased on-site.
Public transit: None.
- Trip Leaders: Brodie Cass Talbott and Dan van den Broek
- Dates: March 3-8, 2024
- Fee: $1,995 member / $2,195 non-member
- Single supplement: $300
- Deposit: $975
- Group size: Limited to 12 participants
- Fee Includes: Fee is based on double occupancy and includes all lodging, all ground transportation, all meals except dinners, and all guide fees.
- Fee Does Not Include: Airfare, dinners, or alcoholic beverage.
Brodie Cass Talbott
Brodie works as an educator with Bird Alliance of Oregon. After many years of wildland firefighting and leading river tours, he spent six years living and teaching across Asia, where his interest in birds became his passion. He has birded across five continents, and uses his experience in education and ecotourism to share his love of the outdoors with people from all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with an eye towards increasing access to wild spaces for people from diverse communities.
Dan van den Broek
Dan has over 15 years of experience leading international birding trips and teaching classes for Bird Alliance of Oregon. With prior experiences at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Redwood Sciences Lab, Klamath Bird Observatory, Costa Rica Bird Observatory, and Avifauna Northwest, Dan brings immense enthusiasm and passion for birds and natural history to all of his trips.