Old Hidalgo Pumphouse

About the Area

There is a 4 1/2-mile (roundtrip) asphalt bike trail behind the Pumphouse on the levee; you can go east to the wetlands, or west underneath the border crossing. While on this bike trail you may encounter several of our Brown and White Pelicans; Cormorant ducks, Grey Hawks, Turkey Vultures and American Coots are just a few of many waterfowls that can be seen while visiting the bike trail.

Photography Assets

Tropical kingfishers – both green and ringed – like the combination of water and woodland along the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse’s now abandoned intake channel.

Photography Sessions are also available at the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center.

In Focus...

Easy Access Species:

  • Migrating passerines are attracted to the feeding stations and water features.

Site Specialties:

  • Typical valley specialties such as Plain Chachalaca, Great Kiskadee, Green jay, Long-billed Thrasher, Altamira Oriole and Olive Sparrow.

Access Information, Amenities and Accessibility

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ADDRESS: 902 S. Second Street, Hidalgo, Texas
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HOURS: Subject to change without notice

  • Sundays - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Mondays - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Tuesdays - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesdays - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursdays - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Fridays - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Saturdays - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ADMISSION FEES: Subject to change without notice - Only on tours

PHONE: (956) 843-8686


AMENITIES: The Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center also offers Bicycle Rentals for the more adventurous visitors.


WEBSITE LINK: http://www.theworldbirdingcenter.com/Hidalgo.html

  • Floodplain Deciduous Shrubland

  • Freshwater Marsh

  • Mixed Forest

  • Open Water: Fresh

  • Riparian Deciduous Forest

  • Riparian Evergreen Forest

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Old Hidalgo Pumphouse WBC

Last Updated 4/14/21