Birding IS Big Business

Birdwatching is among America’s most popular recreational activities…and growing. Why Birding? Ask the 47+ million birdwatchers in America why they love birds, and you’ll likely get a range of replies as diverse as the birds themselves. With colors and songs that can stop you in your tracks (just about anywhere), equally colorful and evocative names, and […]

Continue reading


Frontera Audubon: An Urban Nature Preserve

Located four blocks from the Weslaco downtown business district, Frontera Audubon is a private non-profit nature preserve featuring mature native woodlands, thornscrub, trails, wetlands, and butterfly gardens. This 15-acre urban site provides habitat for a wide variety of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, and reptiles. Over 70 kinds of butterflies are documented on the nature preserve […]

Continue reading


“The Big Year” & “Birding the Net”

Bird-watching or “birding” as it’s properly known gets the big screen treatment in “The Big Year” which opened in theaters this past weekend. With more than 40 million bird enthusiasts in the United States, The Big Year would seem to have a ready-made audience. It’s not often that birders get to see their species portrayed […]

Continue reading