Originally Posted by bittern
Would welcome any ideas of a place to stay not to far from Miami on the way out and in the Rio Grande area on the return trip. My arrival airport in Texas is Houston. I'll rent a car at both locations.
There are many centres to stay in the Rio Grande Valley. The 2 most popular are probably Harlingen and Brownsville, but there are so many birding hotspots quite close to each other throughout the area. Here are a few websites for you to look at: