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Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville

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The Sabal Palm Sanctuary is a 557-acre (225-hectare) nature reserve and bird sanctuary located in the delta of the Rio Grande Valley in Cameron County near Brownsville, Texas. It is noted for being one of the last locations in the Rio Grande Valley with a profuse grove of sabal palms, an edible-heart-bearing palm much prized by pre-Hispanic inhabitants and noted by early explorers. As a relatively habitat-rich remnant of this Valley, it is a prized birdwatching and butterfly watching location for persons interested in the ecology of the Valley and adjacent states of northern Mexico.
The Sabal Palm Sanctuary closely approaches the southernmost point in the state of Texas, and is the southernmost point accessible to the public.
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  • Sanctuary was quiet and enjoyable. Unfortunately due to off season and dryness there was not a lot of wildlife. Seen the most activity at the bird feeder area. It had nice walking areas! 
    Sanctuary was quiet and enjoyable. Unfortunately due to off season and dryness there was not a lot of wildlife. Seen the most activity at the bird feeder area. It had nice walking areas!  more »
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  • View of the Rio Grande, shaded walking trails, reasonable price. Very large I never ran into another person on the trails and it felt like I had it all to myself. Several viewing platforms were covered which was nice. Animals everywhere! Especially if you like birds and lizards. The House is cool too.
  • This is a beautiful place to visit and especially nice for birders. It is one of the few sable palm forests left that you can visit and enjoy. The history about this place and the house are fun to learn about as well.

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