Sabal Palm Sanctuary

The Sabal Palm Sanctuary is a 557-acre nature reserve and bird sanctuary located in the delta of the Rio Grande Valley. It is noted for being one of the last locations in the Rio Grande Valley with a profuse grove of sabal palms, an edible-heart-bearing palm much prized by pre-Hispanic inhabitants and noted by early explorers. As a relatively habitat-rich remnant of this Valley, it is a prized birdwatching and butterfly watching location. The Sabal Palm Sanctuary is the southernmost point accessible to the public.

I came here to hopefully capture some pictures of the colorful perching birds that winter there. I was not disappointed. I got a few cute looking mammals as well.

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