During the winter. Park at the public information spot on TX 186 where you’ll be rewarded by the early morning exodus of roosting Sandhill Cranes (4,000–10,000), Snow Geese (few hundred– 10,000), and as many as 3,000 Long-billed Curlews (they leave while it is still dark). At dusk, park at the northernmost entry site on Brushline Rd. and hike to the lake where you’ll be able to see the curlews, cranes and geese return, silhouetted against the sunset over the lake. This is also a good place to find wintering Say’s Phoebes. During the summer, Snowy Plovers and other shorebirds nest along the lake’s edge, and hundreds of Wilson’s Phalaropes are often spotted during migration. White-tailed Hawk, Crested Caracara and other Valley specialties can be seen year-round.
Raymondville/Willacy County Area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 746
Raymondville, Texas 78580