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13th Annual Laredo Birding Festival

February 5, 2025 February 8, 2025

With a rich and diverse river eco-system, Laredo is home to hundreds of species of local and migratory birds. Laredo is considered part of the “birdiest” corridor in North America. Our prized birds include the Morelet’s Seedeater, Scaled Quail, Gray Hawk, Audubon’s and Altamira Orioles, Green Parakeets, Muscovy Duck, Red-billed Pigeon, and Clay-colored Thrush, among many others.  Laredo is the only place in the U.S. to have boasted four species of kingfisher: the Ringed, Belted, Green, and Amazon.

The Laredo Birding Festival offers birders a variety of full-day scenic trips. Planned by the Rio Grande International Study Center and escorted by professional field guides and members of the local Monte Mucho Audubon Society, birdwatchers will have the opportunity to deepen their avian knowledge of South Texas and explore areas along Laredo’s river front, creek systems, and nature trails. Carefully selected public green spaces and private ranchland will provide visitors the chance to visit sites that have never been birded before, while an afternoon trip to St. Peter’s Plaza will give birders a chance to catch Laredo’s local green parakeets in action. Several festival favorites will also return, including “Bird ’til you Drop – Webb County” and two different kayak trips: “Floating Under Flyways I & II” and “Birding on the Rio Grande.”

Click HERE to view images of Laredo’s prized birds.

Visit our website for more information or call (956) 718-1063.


Rio Grande International Study Center


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La Posada Hotel

5928, 1000 Zaragoza St
Laredo, TX 78040 United States
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