For those who enjoy the tranquility of nature, immerse yourself in a field of endangered wildflowers and over 300 species of butterflies found locally. Bask in the bountiful harvest of grapefruits and oranges from the lush, sub-tropical Greater Mission area. With over 500+ species of birds, Mission is one of the top bird and butterfly watching regions in the world.
In addition to some of the world’s most incredible sunsets, Mission offers some of the most spectacular locations for birding and butterfly watching on earth! The Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park/World Birding Center and the National Butterfly Center have created havens for the special species unique to the area, and invite birders and naturalists to their sites by offering viewing stations, watching towers, interpretive centers, and various programs.