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World Birding Center

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2800 S Bentsen Palm Dr, Mission, TX 78572-4848
+1 956-584-9156
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This was our first stop in the Valley for birding. This site is Bentsen Rio Grande State Park... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Jay O
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Sugar Land, Texas
Birding center

Went last week and it was wonderful. Take the tram ride and sit back and let them inform you of all... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Paul L
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Winnipeg
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A network of nine spectacular birdwatching sites along 120 miles of scenic road.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
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“bird watching” (2 reviews)
“migration” (3 reviews)
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2800 S Bentsen Palm Dr, Mission, TX 78572-4848
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+1 956-584-9156
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This was our first stop in the Valley for birding. This site is Bentsen Rio Grande State Park. Which is one of the nine sites for the World Birding Center. Park in the parking lot and walk across the street to the welcome center. From...More

1  Thank Jay O
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went last week and it was wonderful. Take the tram ride and sit back and let them inform you of all the birds and vegetation. It took just under 2 hrs. and well worth it.

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good birdwatching, green jays, cardinals, orioles, woodpeckers of different varieties, Great place to cycle

Thank 96Wendy
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The migration is on. Hummers by the hundreds maybe thousands to the area. Awesome place to visit! Many different birds to view in natural environment. Kids learning about these small, beautiful birds is important.

1  Thank Dottie1121
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Great place to see most of south Texas birds, good people and good facilities. Went on short with a ranger and a group - he was knowledgable and we saw quite a few birds. Always look forward to going back!

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Visited for the birding, which was good, but enjoyed the gardens, house and trails equally. Especially appreciated the thorough botanical labels. Nice sculptures and plenty of benches. John our birding guide was knowledgeable and personable.

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This was a great day. There are benches and even swings at each feeding site, blinds behind which to watch kingfishers and a hawk tower! Tram service a great help to non-hikers, bikers, etc. early morning calls are cacophonous music to the ears..

Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Our visit to the bird center was disappointing because we did not see the birds we had hope to see. We saw a dozen green parakeets and a few other small we could not identify because they were to far away. The center has a...More

Thank mhans4
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Since we were moving to an area that was on the migration trails, we decided one Sunday to take a drive and explore the birding center. The center was a little deserted (it was early in the season). The staff are very friendly and know...More

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 4 November 2014

If you're into birds and butterflies, this is a must see stop on the Rio Grande Valley. Butterflies—different varieties almost daily—cover the flowering shrubs, and birds can be seen flitting from tree to tree, particularly early morning. Don't miss this great place, and don't be...More

1  Thank Donald D
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