Simon Kiacz

Presentation: Parrots in the lower Rio Grande Valley: Who, Where, When and Why. (Saturday, 2:30-3:30 PM)

The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas isn’t just a subtropical paradise for bird watchers. Parrots – six species to be exact – also take advantage of the resources the Valley has to offer. We will talk about each species and their status here in Texas along with how they use their surprisingly urbanized surroundings, with a focus on the endangered, and recently declared native, Red-crowned Parrot.