|Frontera Audubon Thicket|
|Season: All Seasons|
Frontera Audubon Center is a natural urban jewel tucked in the South Texas town of Weslaco, five miles from the Rio Grande and Mexico. Our 15 acre site offers opportunities for birders, butterfliers and all those interested in the wonders of nature and biodiversity. In addition to our Visitors’ Center with Gift Shop and Meeting Room, Frontera is working to renovate a large Mediterranean-style home on the property for future use as a community meeting/gathering place.
Lesser Goldfinches breed in the sunflowers behind the headquarters, and a wetland that has been developed on the property attracts large numbers of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and shorebirds. Green Parakeets have nested in cavities in the dead trees bordering the pond, and Red-crowned Parrots roost in old trees in the immediate neighborhood. Few places in the Valley are more populated with Plain Chachalacas, with birds calling from the roofs of neighborhood homes each morning. In migration this thicket is among the better spots to see neotropical migrants away from the coast.
Visiting hours are Wednesday thru Saturday from 8 am untill 4 pm and on Sunday from noon untill 4 pm. Monday and Tuesday are reserved for educational programming or by appointment.
1101 South Texas Blvd
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