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Santa Clara Ranch

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Awesome 4 nights and 3 1/2 days of photography

Just finished a workshop at Santa Clara with Hector Astroga as guide. The birds were awesome as... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
LGlass12189
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Watervliet, New York
6 1/2 day Photographic adventure at Santa Clara Ranch

Spent 3 1/2 days in the company of 2 other photographers with the ranch manager photographing Rio... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
LGlass12189
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Watervliet, New York
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South Texas private ranch with blinds built for Nature Photographers. One of the premier locations for bird and wildlife photography in the State of Texas.
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Hwy 490 and Hwy 2844, McCook, TX
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+1 956-821-0701
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Just finished a workshop at Santa Clara with Hector Astroga as guide. The birds were awesome as usual especially the Crested Caracara at the morning raptor blind. This was my second time there and it did not disappoint. From the guest house to the food...More

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Hector A, Manager at Santa Clara Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are very happy that you had a great time at the ranch. We appreciate your kind words. Hope that our paths will cross again. God bless.

Reviewed 9 February 2016

Spent 3 1/2 days in the company of 2 other photographers with the ranch manager photographing Rio Grande valley birds and mammals. After the first 3 1/2 days I was alowed to spend the remaining 3 days with a friend on the ranch preparing our...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Amazing spot for nature photogs, specially if your main target has feathers!... Blinds at eye level, have awesome view to the ponds and comfortable seats. Loads of birds in May. However, triple loads if you can bare the extreme heat of June!... so good, it...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Excellent opportunities for wildlife photography. Nice multi-room lodge to house several guests. Wildlife blinds are very nicely built 1/2 undergound bunkers. Ponds are raised for eye level photos. Birds, small animals and deer are plenty. Can rotate from blind to blind for am or pm...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2014

I recently spent two days and three nights at the Santa Clara Ranch. The Ranch is set up primarily for photographers and birders. Since this was my first visit, I was required to hire a guide. I also stayed at the Guesthouse on the Ranch...More

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Response from HectorA273 | Property representative |
The Green Jay is a year round resident here in deep South Texas. Here at the ranch it is our most numerous bird.
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Response from HectorA273 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the Santa Clara Ranch. Spring is our busiest season but if planning to come make sure you book early. We sell out our Spring dates 10-12 months in advance. Visit our website for further... More
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