The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands: Events



Annual calendar of EWBC       Programs and Events: 

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Kingfisher Newsletter

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RR: Reservations Required

Please make reservations at least two days in advance, unless otherwise noted, by calling us at (956) 381-9922.

The South Texas Guide to Birding is out now! Click on the image below to see the issue and all the great information it contains on birding in the RGV.
Upcoming Events:

Check out the variety of programs the EWBC will be having in the coming months! Scroll down for details.
  • Bird-A-Thon
  • Purple Martin Watch Introduction
  • Volunteer Days
  • Geology Rocks
  • Toddler Play Dates
  • Spectacular Saturdays
Call us at 956-381-9922 for more information on any of these programs.

Portrait Photography Policy at the EWBC 

The EWBC has updated it's photography policy. 
Click HERE to read the full policy. 

Some important changes to note: 

-Photographers must arrive and pay admission BEFORE 5 p.m. (4:30 p.m. during Winter hours: November-December 31st, 2018). 

-All photographers must EXIT the EWBC grounds 30 minutes prior to closing time.

-It is strongly encouraged  that all photographers call to make a session appointment (1-2 hours permitted).

-No more than 2 photography groups are allowed on site at the same time.

-Photographers and group must pay regular admission, admission also applies to children under the age of 5 ($3 adults; $2 adults 55+, students, and children of all ages).

-Times to arrive and pay for photography sessions are Mondays 12-4 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (4:30 p.m. during Winter hours: November-Dec. 31st, 2018).

For more information on our Photography Pass, click HERE.

Call the center at 956-381-9922 for any questions.

For competition rules, click HERE.

To register online, click on the link below:

Edinburg Bird-a-Thon 2019

The first page will contain information on the competition. Click on "Next" to proceed and register.

To download a registration pamphlet, click HERE.

Purple Martin Watch Introduction

Become a citizen scientist and help us keep track of the EWBC purple martin colony. Join the Purple Martin Task Force and count nests, eggs, and young and report the data to a nation wide scientific research project. Task force members will collect data Tuesdays and Saturdays, April - July, and must be at least 16 years old to join.

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

Fee: Regular admission, members free

Geology Rocks!

Join the UTRGV Geology Club to explore how the earth is formed. View rocks, minerals, salts and geodes up close, and even hold a meteorite in your hand!

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fee: Regular admission, members free



Toddler Play Dates

This spring, help your tot discover the fun of nature. Toddler Play Dates are a great way to introduce your tot to the outdoors and to other kids through interactive play, learning, and creativity. Join us for an hour of guided activities including songs, crafts, and nature walks, followed by optional free play. For children 18 months to 4 years old. Registration is required.

Program Dates and Themes:
Saturday, May 11 - Mud
Saturday, June 15 - Splash Party
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $2 per toddler with one free guardian

Spectacular Saturdays!

On the last Saturday of the month, EWBC will open its doors for FREE to the general public. Perhaps you have been on our grounds but not inside the center. Come on in and see what great opportunities and nature adventures await your discovery! Throughout the day, there will be activities, short games, and scheduled nature hikes. Binoculars are available free of charge. Free entry does not include fee for concurring programs and activities.

Dates and themes

April 27th: Winged Wonders, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

May 25th: FSAC Kick-Off, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

June 29th: Fairy Festival, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

July 27th: Nature Crafts, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

August 31st: Music Makers, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Time: Center - 8 am to 5 pm; Grounds - 7 am - 6:00 pm


Regular Programs:

Scroll down for our upcoming programs and events. To receive news and events by email click here. In the left column you will find the year-long calendars for EWBC and Valley-wide Events. Our Kingfisher Newsletter can also be downloaded or viewed below.

Nature Walks

Please join us for a walk around our grounds as we introduce you to the abundant and varied wildlife that make our gardens and wetlands home. Binoculars, scopes and field guides are provided. Tours are available in English or Spanish. All walks are free with paid admission or membership. RR.

Bird Walks

Dates: Every Tuesday Sept. 4 - May 7th

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Call Monica at (956) 381-9922 to schedule a tour, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.  One to two hour tours are available upon request, depending on availability of the Naturalist.  Tours are free with paid admission or Membership.

Become an EWBC Volunteer!

 Interested in making a difference in your community? The EWBC is always in need of volunteer help! If you like working to help wildlife and want to share your talents with others, we have many opportunities designed to get you involved! Click here to visit our volunteers page and learn more!

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands  |  714 Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg, TX 78542 |  Phone: (956) 381-9922  Fax: (956) 381-0715 

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