Many birders make it a point to travel to the Rio Grande Valley at some point in their life to experience the many specialties of that area. I traveled there in 2005 and I can't wait to go back. As many of you know, there are plans to put up a wall along the US/Mexico border along the Rio Grande River. There are many impacts to the local wildlife such as reduced access to drinking water and habitat loss. There are several web sites dedicated to opposing this wall such as Border Ambassadors and No Texas Border Wall. These sites have lots of information about the wall, petitions to sign, discussion groups, and news. I don't want to start a discussion about the wall itself since there are good points to both sides of this. As a reader, you can make your own decisions by using these web sites and the many others out there.