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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.

Upcoming Events:

Check out the variety of programs the EWBC will be having in the coming months! Scroll down for details.

  • Friday Night With a Naturalist
  • Kids Birding Club
  • Landscaping Series
  • Campfire with a Naturalist
  • Family Summer Adventure Challenge - Journal now live & available for download!
  • Wetland Summer Evenings
  • Angler Education Training
Call us at 956-381-9922 for more information on any of these programs.
Challenge journal now available for download!

Download the challenge journal and register your family/team to participate! Call us at 956-381-9922 or go to www.naturechallenge.tamu.edu to register your team. Registered teams will receive a laminated "FSAC" Team Sign, a free summer pass to the EWBC, and other perks! Participation in the RGVFSAC is free, however many sites charge an entry or program fee. Families with children 18 and under can register!
All members of the registered team must be together while completing the challenges.
Click on the photo below to download the journal!

EWBC Newsletter Nature Notes - Extension: Bird Feeders

Our backyards can be one of the first areas where we can begin to observe birds, whether it be when they stop at a bush or tree, or when provide incentives to entice them to our yard through things such as bird feeders. Finding the right feeders suitable for your yard and the birds you'd like to attract can be tricky, but there are a variety of resources that can help you get there successfully.
The species of birds you'd like to attract determines the type of food you'll need to put out as well as the type of feeder.
If you decide to put out bird seed, the type of seed (whether a single type of seed or a seed mix) will determine what visits the feeding area.
Check out the links below containing a wealth of information on different types of feeders, food for different seasons and

Project Feeder Watch:


Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds:

And don't forget, you can always call us at the EWBC at 956-381-9922 for any questions you may have on starting some feeders.

Angler Education Training

Become a TPWD certified Angler Education Instructor! This Workshop is open to anyone 18 or older interested in teaching fishing skills in their communities. The program provides the curriculum, equipment, materials and support to help volunteers introduce youth and their families to fishing. Ideal for teachers, youth group leaders, after-school or camp staff and community volunteers. Registration Required.

Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: Free!
Must call 956-381-9922 to register. Seating is Limited. This series of programs contains skills-learning activities that are geared towards adults.
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.
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.

Fall topics to be determined soon

September 16th - Hummingbirds w/ Juanita Gibson
October 21st - Whoooo's There? Owls!
November 18th - Migrating Birds w/ Dr. Brush, UT-RGV Professor
December 16th - The Crazy World of Ants! w/ Danielle Sekula, Weslaco Extension
January 20th - Vegetable Gardening w/ Sylvia Casselman
February 17th - Wildlife love: Monogamous Animals

Butterfly Walks

Join the EWBC Interpretive Staff on a search for our local butterflies that visit the gardens! Queens, Gulf Fritillaries, and even Zebra Heliconians await for you to discover them. Come on out and witness the beauty of these critters, and even learn about what plants they use for food and shelter.

Dates: Tuesdays, May-August
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.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: March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, June 25th, July 30th, & Aug. 27th

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.

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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