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Birds, Wildlife, & Butterflies

Quinta Mazatlan provides education programs that support the development of our young leaders…inspiring youth to enjoy and appreciate the environment. Children who care about birds and wildlife will learn to be more environmentally savvy in order to protect native habitat. Our lesson plans include both indoor classroom activities and outdoor Thornforest walks.


Fall Feathered Bird Stroll!

Did you know that 230 species of birds have been seen at Quinta Mazatlan since 2006? Guests will see, hear and be with birds from the valley and beyond. Enjoy a walk through the woods observing and hearing local birds with an expert naturalist.

Saturdays 8:30- 10:30 am October through April

Helpful Information

I Found an Injured or Baby Bird... Now What?

Learn about the best way to handle an injured or orphaned bird

Explore Birds

Over 230 different species of birds have been documented at Quinta Mazatlan! Learn about our most common "Backyard Birds," download the Bird Checklist, and learn how to attract birds to YOUR yard.

Explore Butterflies

South Texas is a magnet for butterflies due to our year-round warm weather, proximity to Mexico, and an increase in butterfly habitat. Learn about our Top Ten Butterflies, how to create butterfly habitat, and the importance of the butterfly life cycle.

Explore Hummingbirds

These tiny beauties migrate through South Texas and live here year-round. Learn about the best plants to attract hummingbirds.

Explore Native Plants

Go native! Learn why 80% of our gardens use native plants and the best ones for your yard!

Explore Our Gardens

Our gardens are functional and beautiful. Many are designed to nourish birds and wildlife. Others are designed to inspire. Explore them all!

Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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