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“A trip to the outdoors” 4 of 5 stars
Review of World Birding Center

World Birding Center
900 N. Bryan Rd., Ste. 201, Mission, TX 78572
956-584-9156
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Mission
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: A network of nine spectacular birdwatching sites along 120 miles of scenic road.
Edinburg, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“A trip to the outdoors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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 recent past and some of their funding has been cut (so no coffee shop folks!). The shuttle is a good way to get a layout of the park which you can walk or bike on your own as well. Pets are allowed (on leash).

Visited October 2014
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Mission, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Birds and Butterflies Galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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.

Visited March 2014
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Grand Forks, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not worth it at this time of year”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were very disappointed with this attraction. We did see quite a few birds at the first feeding station when we entered the park, but after that we saw 3 birds in total. It may have had something to do with the weather we’re experiencing this year, so I’ll give them the benefit of doubt, but we sure wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. We see more birds in our backyard at home. Most of the trails do not allow bicycles on them, so we had to stick to the paved roads. We weren’t aware we’d have to lock up our bikes and walk, so didn’t bring a chain or a lock for our bikes.

Visited January 2014
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Nassau Bay
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong during migrations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Rio Grande Valley offers 7 or 8 world birding centers, each one unique. Pack some cold drinks, a bite to eat and spend the day watching the fascinating wildlife.

Visited October 2013
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“Do not waste your time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Went to see it late afternoon as part of south tx birding network.
Very small place. Manly water dowel species and artificial garden like design certainly not natural place but a garden with drip lines and large murky pond.
Skip it unless bored and have nothing else to do

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