Frontera Audubon is a 15-acre nature preserve in the heart of Weslaco, providing a haven for birds, butterflies and other wildlife that thrive among the native habitats of its Tamaulipan Thornscrub forest, orchard butterfly garden, wetlands, and ponds. The Thicket at Frontera Audubon features winding nature trails that are a great place for wildlife viewing of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, turtles, and a host of other small critters. Over 250 bird species have been recorded. Local, year-round birds such as the Plain Chachalaca, Green Jay, Great Kiskadee, Clay-colored Thrush, Buff-bellied Hummingbird (and many more) can be seen roaming the Thicket. Recent rare bird sightings include the Blue Bunting, Crimson-collared Grosbeak, and Golden-crowned Warbler. Frontera Audubon is also home to the Texas Historic Landmark, the Skaggs House, a Spanish Mediterranean style house built in 1927. It was built for early Weslaco residents, C.L. “Lester” and Florence R. Skaggs who were bankers and citrus growers. Bebe Skaggs James, daughter of Lester and Florence Skaggs, donated the property to Frontera Audubon in 1992 for conservation and preservation.