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World Birding Center

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Address: 2800 S Bentsen Palm Dr, Mission, TX 78572
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+1 956-584-9156

A network of nine spectacular birdwatching sites along 120 miles of scenic...

A network of nine spectacular birdwatching sites along 120 miles of scenic road.

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Great blinds for bird watching, good paths to cycle

Good birdwatching, green jays, cardinals, orioles, woodpeckers of different varieties, Great place to cycle

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Hamilton, Canada
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Sugar Land, Texas
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop in the Valley for birding. This site is Bentsen Rio Grande State Park. Which is one of the nine sites for the World Birding Center. Park in the parking lot and walk across the street to the welcome center. From there you can rent bikes or catch a tram into the park. No cars are... More 

Thank Jay O
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went last week and it was wonderful. Take the tram ride and sit back and let them inform you of all the birds and vegetation. It took just under 2 hrs. and well worth it.

1 Thank Paul L
Hamilton, Canada
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good birdwatching, green jays, cardinals, orioles, woodpeckers of different varieties, Great place to cycle

Thank 96Wendy
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The migration is on. Hummers by the hundreds maybe thousands to the area. Awesome place to visit! Many different birds to view in natural environment. Kids learning about these small, beautiful birds is important.

Thank Dottie1121
Austin, Texas
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125 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Great place to see most of south Texas birds, good people and good facilities. Went on short with a ranger and a group - he was knowledgable and we saw quite a few birds. Always look forward to going back!

Thank Jim R
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Visited for the birding, which was good, but enjoyed the gardens, house and trails equally. Especially appreciated the thorough botanical labels. Nice sculptures and plenty of benches. John our birding guide was knowledgeable and personable.

Thank Sally S
Pensacola, Florida
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138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This was a great day. There are benches and even swings at each feeding site, blinds behind which to watch kingfishers and a hawk tower! Tram service a great help to non-hikers, bikers, etc. early morning calls are cacophonous music to the ears..

Thank Intlxpatr
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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296 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Our visit to the bird center was disappointing because we did not see the birds we had hope to see. We saw a dozen green parakeets and a few other small we could not identify because they were to far away. The center has a nice set up walking paths.. Vegetation plantings to attract birds. It was just an off... More 

Thank mhans4
Edinburg, Texas
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176 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Since we were moving to an area that was on the migration trails, we decided one Sunday to take a drive and explore the birding center. The center was a little deserted (it was early in the season). The staff are very friendly and know their information--just ask them a question! This Center has experienced massive flooding event in the... More 

Thank Deb D
Mission, Texas
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

If you're into birds and butterflies, this is a must see stop on the Rio Grande Valley. Butterflies—different varieties almost daily—cover the flowering shrubs, and birds can be seen flitting from tree to tree, particularly early morning. Don't miss this great place, and don't be reluctant to go even in "bad" weather.

1 Thank Donald D

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