Harlingen is situated at an intersection of geography that makes it one of the unique locations for birders, hunters, and fishermen in North America.
The Rio Grande Valley, and Harlingen at its center, sees an unparalleled variety of migrating birds each year as nearly all of the migrating birds from North America are funneled through our area between the deserts of the South West and the Gulf of Mexico. Our sliver of country side that offers them the only hospitable place to rest on their long journey. As a result, the enthusiastic birder can come and see the parade of song birds as they move through our area each year and try to catch a glimpse of some of the rarer species such as our local Green Jay, the Painted Bunting, or our Altamira Oriole.
While all of Texas is home to great hunting opportunities, our unique geography makes our area particularly rich in wildlife targeted by the Outdoor enthusiast. Come out and hunt white-tailed deer, nilgai, javelina, wild pig, dove, quail, ducks and more as our rich landscape and year round greenery helps develop some of the larger specimens to be found in the state.
Likewise, being located at the Southernmost tip of Texas means that anglers can come and enjoy all of the sport fish available along the Gulf Coast in our year-long fishery and target species not found elsewhere along the Gulf except Florida and Mexico. Inshore species include redfish, speckled trout, flounder, snook, tarpon and many more. Offshore anglers can target marlin, sailfish, dorado, snapper, grouper, amberjack, and on and on around the many oil platforms found throughout the Gulf.