BENTSEN-RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE SCENIC PARK
BENTSEN-RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE SCENIC PARK. Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Scenic Park, a 588-acre park on the Rio Grande six miles west of Mission in Hidalgo County, was acquired by the state in 1944. The park is a favorite spot for bird watchers. It has many rare specimens, including Lichenstein's oriole, hooded oriole, gray hawk, pauraque, groove-billed ani, longbilled thrasher, green jay, kiskadee flycatcher, and red-eyed cowbird.
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