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Encore Resorts Tout Bird Watching Near Texas Parks

February 1, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Bird watching is a popular activity in South Texas in winter. Photo courtesy of www.southern birdwing.com.

While most animals and people find ways to cope with winter weather, an oasis awaits in the South for birds (and travelers) willing to make the trek.

Before winter arrives, hundreds of species of birds travel south each year in search of sustainable food, warmer climates and increased daylight hours. Two of the four major flyways in North America converge in south Texas, creating one of the nation’s premier hotspots for bird watching, according to a news release.

RV snowbirds also find winter homes in South Texas. Bird watching is a natural fit for RV campers and many plan their winter vacations to follow the birds’ paths. Traveling south like the flocks they chase, bird watching enthusiasts use RVs as a home base allowing for mobility and comfort.

Along the Texas coast and in the watersheds of the Rio Grand Valley, migratory birds make stopovers on their way to destinations farther south or find winter homes until mid-spring. With such a high concentration of different species in south Texas, RV birders can set up in one spot and still check plenty of birds off their must-see lists.

Encore RV Resorts provides eight premier RV resorts in the prime bird-watching region of south Texas. Encore offers RV bird watchers safe and friendly campgrounds with resort-style amenities to call home for the season or just the weekend.

Encore resorts in Texas include:

  • Country Sunshine RV Resort – 1601 S. Airport Road, Weslaco.
  • Fun N Sun RV Resort – 1400 Zillock Road, San Benito.
  • Lakewood RV Resort – 4525 Graham Road, Harlingen.
  • Paradise Park RV Resort – 1201 N. Expressway 77, Harlingen.
  • Paradise South RV Resort – 9099 N. Mile 2 West Road, Mercedes.
  • Southern Comfort RV Resort – 1501 S. Airport Drive, Weslaco.
  • Sunshine RV Resort – 1900 Grace Ave., Harlingen.
  • Tropic Winds RV Resort – 1501 N. Loop 499, Harlingen.

Using Encore RV Resorts as a home base, novice and veteran RV birders can find multiple places to observe their favorite birds. The dune meadows and salt marshes of the South Padre Island coast attract many different species of birds, including endangered species such as the piping plover, peregrine falcon and brown pelican. Further inland, green jays and buff-bellied hummingbirds flitter around the verdant, tropical landscape. Bird watchers may have the opportunity to see rare birds too. The black-vented oriole was recently spotted in the south Texas area.

About Encore and Thousand Trails

Encore and Thousand Trails feature 173 RV resorts across North America. Owned and operated by Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc., Encore, Thousand Trails and its affiliates offer RV and outdoor recreation enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations, complemented with resort style amenities.

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