A variety of birds and other wildlife call the Rio Grande Valley home, whether it be for the winter months or permanently, and with them come fascinating stories which make them even more intriguing. Join the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center for two great programs: Campfire Naturalist “Folklore Stories of South Texas Wildlife,” on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Adult Birding Series, “Birding Through Habitat Preference,” on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Sit by a fire and learn about the wildlife in the area and hear stories about birds, mammals, insects and other critters while enjoying a snack. The fee for this program is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Families are welcome. Registration is required and the deadline to register is Monday, January 16.

Those interested in learning birds in detail, can participate in the second session of the Adult Birding Series, “Birding by Habitat Preference,’ and learn about the birds that can be found in the Edinburg area based on the habitat they prefer. Raul Garza Jr., Ranger at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge-South Texas Complex, will teach participants useful tips on identifying birds. The fee for this program is $2 for members, $3 for non-members. Registration is required so call ahead to reserve your spot.

The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Road inside the Edinburg Municipal Park. For more information call 956-381-9922 or go to www.edinburgwbc.org.