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Annual calendar of EWBC       Programs and Events: 

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Kingfisher Newsletter

Want to know what's happening at the Wetlands this season? Click on the image below to download or view our most recent Kingfisher newsletter, or click on the Issuu link to view it instantly.

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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.


  • Photo Adventures w/ Neil Cassady
  • EWBC Butterfly Walks
  • Artistry Skills Series
  • Beginner Birder Series
  • Survival in the South Texas Thornscrub
  • EWBC Big Day!
  • Rancho Lomitas Tour

Call us at 956-381-9922 for more information on any of these programs.

New Portrait Photography Policy at the EWBC 

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


Some important change to note: 

-Photographers must arrive and pay admission BEFORE 5 p.m. (4:30 p.m. during Winter hours: November-December 31st, 2017). 

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

-It is recommended that all photographers call to make a session appointment (1-2 hours)

-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, 2017)

For more information on our Photography Pass, click HERE.

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

What's New Along the EWBC Gardens!

As we approach a new Fall season, year-round and returning visitors will notice changes along our gardens in the form of new structure additions that are for the benefit of both our wildlife as well as our visitors! EWBC manager Marisa Oliva-Rodriguez developed new areas for visitors to enjoy, and added them along the gardens with the help of maintenance staff. The new areas include:

-A pondless water feature with a sitting, swinging, bench

-A picnic bench/program presentation area

-A picnic bench and bird viewing area at South Pond

Stop by our gardens and visit these new special areas, and spend a relaxing morning and/or afternoon with us!

Photo Adventures with Neil Cassady!

Bring the kids out to the EWBC and go on a photography scavenger hunt throughout the gardens! Join Texas Master Naturalist Neil Cassady as he leads families in an exploration of the trails to search for and photograph wildlife. Cameras will be provided, but families are encouraged to bring their own. 

Photo adventures run from 9:30 -10:30 am on the following dates:

November 18
December 16
January 20
February 17

Please call 956-381-9922 to register today! Participation is free with paid admission.

Butterfly Walks at EWBC


Join the Naturalist staff during October and November on a walk around the park as we search for butterflies. From queens to skippers, we’ll go around and look to see how many we can find. To reserve a space, please call the Center at (956) 381-9922 at least one day prior to the scheduled walk. Walks are free with paid admission or Membership. 

Can't make the tour this time?  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. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.EdinburgWBC.org

Saturdays, October & November

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Fee: Regular Admission ($3 adults; $2 children, students and adults 55+; members and children under 5 free)

The Valley is home to a variety of wildlife, and the EWBC is dedicating time to observe these critters and enter the sightings into citizen science databases. And the best part, you can help, too. Join us as we record sightings of birds, butterflies, and everything else and help us submit the data that can be potentially used for future research projects. Learn how to use apps like iNaturalist and eBird so you can also continue submitting data on your own. 

Birds!

Wednesday, Jan. 3rd  

Time: 8 – 11 a.m. 

Butterflies!

Thursday, Jan. 4th 

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Everything Else!

Friday, Jan. 5th 

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

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: Nov. 25th, Dec. 30th 

Time: Center - 8 am to 5 pm; Grounds - 7 am - 5:30 pm (until Dec. 31st)

Fee: FREE ALL DAY

Ranco Lomitas Tour


Travel with the EWBC staff to the Rio Grande City area and tour the brushland of Rancho Lomitas. Ranch owner Benito Trevino will lead the group around the ranch and discuss how native plants have historically helped local people survive our harsh environment. Reservations are required at least two days in advance.


Date: Wednesday, January 10

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $20 members, $25 non-members

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.


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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