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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.


EWBC hours will be changing beginning next week on Monday, Nov. 23rd all through Friday, Jan. 1st.            Hours of operation during these dates will be as follows:

Monday - Friday

Center Hours: 8am - 5pm

Grounds Hours: 7am - 5pm


Center Hours: 8am - 5 pm

Grounds Hours: 7am - 6pm

Any questions or concerns, please call us at 956-381-9922.

Thank you.

Regular Programs:
  • Friday Night with a Naturalist
  • Campfire Naturalist
  • Puppet Show
  • Adult Birding Series
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.
Friday Night with a Naturalist
Join us for presentations by some of the best naturalists and nature enthusiasts in the Rio Grande Valley. On the third Friday of each month, EWBC invites different speakers to share their knowledge of birds, butterflies, plants and more. Program and admission are FREE. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and presentations are from 6 to 7 p.m. RR.

Sept. 18th – Herps of the RGV w/Ranger Raul Garza, Santa Ana NWS
Oct.  16th – Butterflies w/ local expert Mike Rickard
Nov. 20th – Dragonflies w/ John Yochum, Estero Llano SP Ranger
Dec. 18th – Winter Christmas Bird Counts w/ Javier De Leon, Estero Llano SP Superintendent
Jan. 15th – Birding Tx Style w/ Luciano Guerra
Feb. 19th – Incredible Edibles w/ Esteban Bravo

 Join us as we sit by the fire and learn about the fascinating animals that come out at night. We'll make campfire snacks as we explore the incredible world of night dwellers including bats, spiders, moths, and nocturnal mammals. Sit under starry skies, learn and share stories of these fascinating creatures that we encounter after the sun sets.

Upcoming Programs:

Nov. 12 - Bats

Dec. 17 - Spiders

Jan. 14 - Moths

Feb 18 - Nocturnal mammals

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: Saturdays: Sept. 26th, Oct. 31st, Nov. 28th, Dec. 26th, Jan. 30th

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


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.

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.

And, as an added bonus, being a member with us gives you access and/or discounts at other nature centers & parks across the US.! Click here to see the full list of nature centers & other places that are part of the ANCA reciprocal membership program! You can also click here to see an interactive map of all the centers that are part of the program.

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!

Photography Pass Available!

Photographers that enjoy having photo sessions along the EWBC gardens and trails will now have the opportunity to purchase a photography pass Beginning August 1st! For only $75, pass perks include:

- Access to our grounds for photography sessions, anytime during the membership year (12 months), during regular business hours
-Free entry for the photographer and up to 15 clients per photo session*
-No limit on photo shoots
-After hours photo shoot, Tues. - Sat., for up to 2 hours at $50 an hour**

The EWBC grounds offer many scenic vistas, including our ponds, water features, trails, native plantings, and outdoor structures. For more detailed information, click here to view and print our photograph pass brochure. Call us at 956-381-9922 for any questions and/or to purchase your pass!

*Please note: Children 5 and under will also be included in the 15-person limit amount. Additional guests will pay regular admission
**A two week reservation is required for after-hour photo shoots. Last minute requests will NOT be accommodated

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

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