Edinburg: World Birding Center/Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Curved-billed thrasher. Photo by TXDOT
In March of 2003, the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center was the first of nine World Birding Centers to open. The center sits on 40 acres within a city park, near the heart of the City of Edinburg. Built on re-claimed farm-fields and next to the city's effluent & floodwater ponds, the Center is a showcase for wildlife and a native habitat site set amidst an urban setting. Edinburg Scenic Wetlands offers watchable wildlife year-round in a setting friendly to birds, butterflies and other water-loving creatures. An interpretive center contains information on wetlands, birds, butterflies & dragonflies, and two and a half miles of walking trail intersect the gardens and ponds.