Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Roma: World Birding Center/Roma Bluffs

Photo by Valerie D. Bates

Part of a national historic district, the WBC Roma Bluffs includes a three-acre riverside nature area. River woodlands provide essential shelter for the kinds of neo-tropical birds found no where else in the United States but extreme south Texas. The WBC Roma Bluffs is a great starting point for diverse activities such as walking tours through the National Historic District, to birding float trips along the Rio Grande operated by Friends of the Valley Wildlife Corridor. The newly constructed Roma Bluffs Interpretive Overlook offers a magnificent view of the river, island and woodlands below, as well as views across the border to the Mexican town of Miguel Aleman. Down a brick stairway, a riverside trail leads upstream, and will eventually link to adjacent U.S. Fish and Wildlife preserves. In all, nearly 4,500 acres of nearby state and federal preserves offer excellent birding opportunities.


  • 610 N. Portscheller Street
  • Roma, Texas
  • 78584


Hours & Fees

  • Nature Trails open seven days a week

  • Free