birding sites in

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This is another ‘urban oasis’ in Weslaco which includes some wetland habitat too. As sites like this are the only good habitats in otherwise built-up areas, birds become concentrated, making sites such as this, Valley Nature Center and Allen Williams’ yard exceptional migrant traps. For an idea of how good a day can be in the spring, take a look at

All the sites in this section are treated, in detail and with precise maps and directions, in my book ‘Finding Birds in South Texas’

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Frontera Audubon Thicket

As usual birds are attracted to the feeding stations but the little stream behind the visitor center can be even more productive

There’s a blind overlooking a little wetland area but on our visit we were repelled by the smell of a dead animal under the boards!

This colourful sign by the main road helps you to find the site. Follow the drive to the left of this grand building and approach the center from the car park at the rear.