Frontera Audubon Center
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A natural urban jewel tucked in the South Texas town of Weslaco, the 15 acre site offers opportunities for birders, butterfliers and all those interested in the wonders of nature and biodiversity.
Five miles from the Rio Grande and Mexico, this 15 acre site offers opportunities to watch great wildlife in action. In addition to our Visitors’ Center with Gift Shop and Meeting Room, Frontera is working to renovate a large Mediterranean-style home on the property for future use as a community meeting/gathering place.

Lesser Goldfinches breed in the sunflowers behind the headquarters, and a wetland that has been developed on the property attracts large numbers of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and shorebirds. Green Parakeets have nested in cavities in the dead trees bordering the pond, and Red-crowned Parrots roost in old trees in the immediate neighborhood. Few places in the Valley are more populated with Plain Chachalacas, with birds calling from the roofs of neighborhood homes each morning. In migration this thicket is among the better spots to see neotropical migrants away from the coast.

Some of the amazing birds sighted here are:

Plain Chachalaca, Turkey Vulture, Red-shouldered Hawk, Inca Dove, White-tipped Dove, Red-crowned Parrot, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Great Kiskadee, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Green Jay, Black-crested Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Pyrrhuloxia, Altamira Oriole and Lesser Goldfinch
For Reservations or Inquiries, Call (956) 968-2173    or Contact Us

Welcome to Vali-Ho Motel

Located in the heart of Rio Grande Valley, Weslaco is different than other cities. You'll find more than friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere. You'll discover great shopping, golf and the best way to get to Mexico for an afternoon adventure. For avid bird lovers, there are surprises everywhere. So come one and come all !

Nearby Restaurants

  • Blue Onion
  • El Dorado Restaurant
  • Golden Corral Steakhouse
  • Restaurant La Gloria
  • Cortino's
  • Nana's Taqueria
  • Ranch House Burgers

Local Attractions

  • Estero llano Grande Park
  • Frontera Audubon Center
  • Texas Border Tours
  • The Weslaco Museum
  • Valley Nature Center
  • Gladys Porter Zoo
  • South Padre Island

Contact Us

  • 2100 E Business Hwy 83
  • Weslaco TX 78596
  • Phone: (956)968-2173
  • Toll Free: (800)445-1993
  • Web:
  • Check In - After 1 PM
  • Check Out - Before 11 AM