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The Laredo Birding Festival (LBF) takes place for three days every February and highlights over 200 species of spectacular birds. Laredo is a dynamic city that bridges two cultures and plays host to pleasant winter weather; while also being the crossroads of eastern, western, and neotropical birds. At the Festival, birders will encounter lovely vistas along the Rio Grande; access nearly two dozen historic South Texas ranches; and experience quality field trips in small intimate groups led by professional field guides! Our host hotel is the historic La Posada Hotel, which offers the Festival a deeply discounted rate. The upcoming Festival kicks off on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the Laredo Center for the Arts, during the Birds, Beer and Cheer mixer and Birds of the Brush art exhibit opening. The LBF is hosted by the Rio Grande International Study Center, the Monte Mucho Audubon Society, and the Laredo Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit our website at or call (956) 718-1063.

Birds you can expect to see:
Our prized bird – the Morelet’s Seedeater; wild Muscovy Duck; Red-billed Pigeon; Green, Belted, Ringed, and the occasional Amazon Kingfisher; Green Parakeet; Great Kiskadee; Green Jay; Audubon’s and Altamira Orioles; Clay-colored Thrush; Scaled Quail; Gray Hawk; Plain Chachalaca; Vermilion Flycatcher; along with many other South Texas specialties!

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