Pick up a guide to these great locations at the hotel's front desk:
The World Birding Center
For glimpses of green jays, hook-billed kites, broad-winged hawks and Audubon's orioles, stop by this world-class birding destination. The World Birding Center is a collection of nine sites, located along the Arroyo Colorado on Loop 499 (Ed Carey Drive), at the intersection of Ed Carey Drive and Tyler Avenue.
Don't miss opportunities to view rare birds like the groove-billed ani, the altamira oriole, the Harris's hawk, the plain chachalaca and the olive sparrow. This facility is part of the 40-acre Harlingen Arroyo Colorado-World Birding Center and offers convenient parking and restrooms. From Ed Carey Drive, turn northwest on Hale Avenue and proceed to New Hampshire Street.
Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
Plan your trip to Harlingen around the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, held for five days each November. Take advantage of opportunities to glimpse a variety of rare bird species and learn about their habitats.
Event highlights include seminars led by top speakers in the field, expert-led birding trips and the Birding Bazaar trade show. Whether you’re an avid birder or a beginner, you are certain to come away with a wealth of information.