18th Annual RGV Birding Festival underway

Special to the Parade

RGV Birding FestivalThe 18th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival will continue this week, beginning Nov. 9 and lasting until Sunday, Nov. 13.

This is “The Big Year” in which one of the oldest and most esteemed events of its kind will celebrate its 18th year.

Perhaps it’s fitting that the 2011 event follows an October film starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, entitled “The Big Year,” which depict three avid bird watchers (or birders in some circles) competing with each other to catch a glimpse of the rarest birds in the country at a prestigious event.

The RGVBF is long-famed for being such an event in which the qualities of its leaders take center stage. The authors and editors of your favorite books and publications, the movers and shakers in science and conservation and education – these are the leaders.

The Valley boasts the biggest concentration of eye-popping tropical species, birds not found anywhere else in the U.S. The Valley also offers a great birding getaway – warm, affordable, and friendly.

But the RGVBF is perhaps more importantly a catalyst for action concerning conservation, education, and awareness.

“We are a caring non-profit, working toward higher goals,” read a statement from www.rgvbf.org, the event’s official website.

For more information, call (956) 423-5440, or email info@rgvbf.org.

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