Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Text Size

It’s time for the 5th Annual Edinburg Bird-a-Thon and the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center wants Winter Texans to help count migrating birds. This event runs from April 1 to May 1 and everybody can participate.

This family-friendly competition is a great way to start and learn about the migrating species that are making their way north through the Lower Rio Grande Valley.During this time period, bird diversity is at its peak and sightings are in abundance.

Participants are split up into teams and encouraged to observe and tally as many species of birds as possible within the Edinburg area. The event kicks off on Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. with registration. It includes a bird walk and a presentation on basic birding skills.

It ends on Monday,May 1, followed by an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 10 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.To register, call (956) 381-9922 by April 1. The registration fee is $12 per adult. A map of designated areas will be provided to registrants as well as a free t-shirt, snacks, and other goodies.

The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Road (in Edinburg Municipal Park), Edinburg. For more information call (956) 381-9922.

Top News

  • RV Show bigger than ever; more to do and see

    20180111 RV Show Crowd1While many of our Winter Texan visitors have been settled into their seasonal homes for a month or more, some have just arrived, after waiting for the hustle and bustle of the holidays to calm. Others are looking for a new place to call home, especially if their lives were… Read More +

  • 100-year-old pianist keeps Big Band Jam rockin’

    20180111 Iva 100 Year Old Piano Player MILLER IMG 8252Iva Ryan was born to play piano. She's been playing for 87 years and if South Texas is lucky, she has several more years to go.

    The 100-year-old resident – yes, a 100-year-old rockin'… Read More +

  • Bernie & Red farewell Texas tour

    20180111 Bernie and Red pic 2Bill Clinton was president, the film of the year was “Titanic,” gasoline cost an average of $1.15 gallon and Bernie and Red made their first foray into the Rio Grande Valley.

    The year was 1998 and they have performed here each year since, and will be… Read More +

  • Williamson Branch on whirlwind RGV tour

    20180111 Williamson Branch VerticalIt just takes a few seconds listening Kevin Williamson’s voicemail on his phone for callers and you already develop a photo in your head of what a Williamson Branch show is like – entertaining.

    Read More +

  • RGV Concert Band celebrates 20 Years making music

    20180111 RGV Concert Band Jack Cook 01The RGV Concert Band has announced its seven-show schedule for the 2018 season as the band celebrates its 20th year of making music.

    This season’s repertoire of music includes “The Wizard of Oz,” “Sweet Caroline,” and a “Salute to Bob Hope,”… Read More +

  • Annual Woodcarvers Show set for Friday and Saturday

    Rally on the Rio coming next week

    20180111 Woodcarvers Show Pic1PHARR - There are 27 categories available for woodcarvers to showcase their skills and projects during the 2018 Rio Grande Valley Woodcarving Show, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13 at the Nomad Shrine Club, located at… Read More +

  • Getting ready for the Travel, Health & Wellness Expo!

    Visitors to this year’s McAllen Travel, Health & Wellness Expo are in for some special treats by way of some very special exhibits from the Texas State Aquarium, San Antonio Bike Tours, Registrar of Imported Vehicles and many, many other exhibitors offering special travel and vacation packages.

    The McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, Boggus Ford, Winter Texan Times, and McAllen International… Read More +

  • Navy Vet celebrates 100th birthday, goes to Happy Hour

    HarryBirthday 003 1U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class, Ivan Aguilar presents a plaque from the Navy Recruiting District, San Antonio, and Navy Recruiting Station, McAllen honoring Harry R. James… Read More +

  • The Unusual World of Patty Gregg

    20180104 Patty GreggTo label Patty Gregg as an artist would be an understatement. It would be more appropriate to say that she is an extremely creative, artistic and talented individual. Since an early age she has embraced and excelled in so many different forms of art, that it is difficult to mention them… Read More +

  • Winter Texans Welcome!

    FromthepublisherThe Rio Grande Valley is bustling with activities and special events planned this weekend and every week for the next couple of months.

    The All Valley RV & Outdoor Show begins today for a three-day show at the RGV Livestock Showgrounds in Mercedes.

    The RGV Woodcarvers Show… Read More +

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • All
  • Border
  • Charity
  • Free Health Care
  • Groceries
  • Grocery Stores
  • HEB
  • Immigration
  • Mission
  • Operation Lonestar
  • Ribbon Cutting
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Sharyland
  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all

Login