World Birding Center

Quick Facts

World Birding Center

Texas

(956) 584-9156

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Overview

The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is a world apart from the rest of the Lone Star State. At the front door to Old Mexico, its spicy blend of two cultures and two languages is landscaped in the colors of swaying palm trees, brilliant bougainvillea and flowering huisache.

Remnants of borderland past - from frontier forts and ranches, to the carefully tended architecture of an old riverport - grace each bend of the storied Rio Grande. Across this southern tip of Texas, a new appreciation of the historic cultural and natural legacy shows in expanding wildlife refuges, and a historic district that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the thorny hills of Starr County, and beyond.

The World Birding Center welcomes beginning and well-traveled nature tourists alike to the cultural and historic beauty of this special place.

A voice for conservation. Special places for learning and discovery. The WBC network offers a wealth of wildlife, and so much more: Sites that also celebrate history, culture and natural abundance.

Map of World Birding Center (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 26.177932, -98.382654

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Activities

  • Boating

    Please call the primary phone number for more information.

  • Historic Sites

    The Rio Grande Valley hosts one of the most spectacular convergences of birds on earth. Almost 500 species have been documented in this unique place. Many breed and nest along the quiet Laguna's, palm-fringed Resaca's and in the lush thorn forests. Each year, birders come here to witness this majestic migratory journey. Birders also come to see bird species they can't find anyplace else in the country...from the Green Jay and the Buff-bellied Hummingbird to the Great Kiskadee and the Altamira Oriole.

Directions

Driving

From Upper Valley: Take East Expressway 83 to Bentsen Palm Dr. Travel South on Bentsen Palm Dr. to the World Birding Center Headquarters at Bentsen State Park.

From Lower Valley: Take West Expressway 83 to Bentsen Palm Dr. Travel South on Bentsen Palm Dr. to the World Birding Center Headquarters at Bentsen State Park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(956) 584-9156

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