The News Room is an online resource for journalists to learn about the World Birding Center’s programs and conservation efforts to protect habitat while increasing the understanding and appreciation of birds and wildlife.

The World Birding Center is a partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the communities of Roma, Mission, McAllen, Hidalgo, Edinburg, Weslaco, Harlingen, Brownsville and South Padre Island.

The World Birding Center relies on your support to help spread the news about outdoor recreation opportunities for families, tourists and birders. The network of nine unique birding sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley serves as special places for learning and discovery…and a voice for conservation.

General Media Contacts

Public Information: (956) 584-9156
World Birding Center Headquarters
2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive
Mission, TX 78572

Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Tom Harvey News and Information
(512) 389-4453

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May 2007
Texas' World Birding Center Taking Wing
WBC-Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley

December 2004
World Birding Center Headquarters Opens
WBC-Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley

October 2004
Grand Opening Plans
WBC-Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley

September 2004
Grand Opening Plans
WBC-Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley

August 2004
Ocean-Bird Watching Expedition
WBC-South Padre Island

July 2004
Name that Bird: Fall Raptors of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas!
WBC-Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley

May 2004
Edinburg Fifth Graders

April 2004
South Padre World Birding Center Offers Deep Sea Trips
WBC-South Padre Island

February 2004
Spring "Owl Prowl" at Bentsen

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