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Cardinal in McAllen, Texas

This cardinal in McAllen, Texas has migrated south to wintering grounds. A native of northern climes in North America, I found it unusual to find it in the almost semi-tropical climate of south Texas. Birders travel to add to their life lists. In the process, this becomes a big step in incentivizing the need to conserve and protect birds and their habitats. Often referred to as "Avitourism", it provides a boost to local economies by redirecting predatory hunting and consumptive practices that lead to deforestation/desertification to endeavors that support and preserve habitat.

TAGS: Cardinal, Red, Sustainable Travel, Texas, United States

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© Karin Leperi.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
Total Views: 62
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 20, 2015, 8:24 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D7200
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO5600
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PHOTO LOCATION McAllen, Texas, United States of America