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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.
  • Beginner Birder Courses
  • Family Outdoor Survival
  • Cooking with Natives Demonstration
  • Cascarones
  • 2018 Bird-a-Thon

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!

2018 has been declared the Year of the Bird! This year marks a century since the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was put into place. This year we commemorate this great achievement for bird conservation.

The 2018 Year of the Bird puts bird conservation in the spotlight. Every month Year of the Bird organizers will announce a simple but effective way that we can play a part in bird conservation. Click here to join the 2018 Year of the Bird movement.
#YearoftheBird #BirdYourWorld #wildbird

Family Outdoor Survival

Hurricane flooding. Stranding by car trouble. Learn practical techniques to enable your family to survive probable emergencies. Registration Required.
      Program Dates and Themes:
      March 24: Communications
      March 31: Cutting Tools and Techniques
      April 7: Containers and Combustion
                                       April 14: Cover and Cordage

                                      Time: 10-11 a.m.

                                      Fee: Members free, $2 non-members
Cooking With Native Plants

Historically, native plants provided important sustenance for the native people of the area, as well as for the ranchers and farmers of our region. Join Ethnobotanist Benito Trevino and his wife and co-owner of Rancho Lomitas, Toni Trevino, as they show participants the wide variety of foods that can be made with native plants. Registration Required.

        Date: Saturday, March 24
      Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
      Fee: $3 members, $5 non-members

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: Feb. 24th, March 31, April 28, May 26

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.

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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