Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Scenic Park

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: November 1, 1994

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Scenic Park, a 588-acre park on the Rio Grande six miles west of Mission in Hidalgo County, was acquired by the state in 1944. The park is a favorite spot for bird watchers. It has many rare specimens, including Lichenstein's oriole, hooded oriole, gray hawk, pauraque, groove-billed ani, longbilled thrasher, green jay, kiskadee flycatcher, and red-eyed cowbird.

Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Scenic Park,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994