Birds and Birding in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Mountain Plovers, Hidalgo County Texas
I had a nice flock of 16 Mountain Plover southwest of McCook, Hidalgo County, today. See rgvbirds.blogspot.com for directions. This area of open agricultural lands is hopping with falcons (4 species), Horned Lark, Western Meadowlark, Vesper and Savannah Sparrows, and not much else. I did see a single Sprague's Pipit in the same field as the Mountain Plover. It's an interesting area to explore for raptors, and I was lucky to see these Mountain Plover flying by and even luckier to have them land near the road.