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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Birder in Rio Grande Valley

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 leading to deforestation/desertification to endeavors that support and preserve habitat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: McAllen, Texas, United States of America
Camera: SM-G920V
Copyright: © Karin Leperi