I am looking around for a Birding Festival to attend in 2014. There is a one scheduled in early February. At this point, I am not really sure if I am going to sign up. But here is a link to the Laredo Birding Festival. They have a pretty good web site. The hotel looks very nice. That area of Texas would be a neat place to see a good variety of birds and get some great photographs. This festival has a good reputation. There are 10 field trips to choose from and the cost is reasonable. Something to think about.