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Nature Speaker Series

Birding Trails Texas- Gulf Coast
Jim Foster

Have you ever wondered how to tell a story with a camera? Award-winning photographer, Jim Foster, will be in a number of Texas locations demonstrating ways to compose stunning photographs that capture the beauty of wildlife and nature.

Birding and photography are exploding in popularity in America. These healthy hobbies bring us joy and pleasure while allowing us to see the world in a whole new way.

Jim is a popular lecturer on fishing, hunting, wildlife and birding, and a well-known author of books about Texas wildlife. He travels extensively around the world as a freelance writer and photographer for newspapers and magazines. His stories and photos have appeared in dozens of respected publications nationally and internationally.

He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, a past president of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association, Charter Member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association, and the Southeast Outdoor Press Association. He has been a member of the Outdoor Writers of America since 1982. Be sure to catch Jim at Quinta Mazatlan on November 16th.

The Nature Speaker Series takes place on Thursday evenings through May 2018 and is proudly sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates. The program fee is $3 per person and no advance reservation is required. Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681-3370 or visit

Schedule & Fees

Thursday (September- December)


6:00- 7:00 pm


$3 per person

Fall 2017 Schedule:
  • November 16th- Birding Trails Texas-Gulf Coast, Jim Foster
  • November 23rd- Thanksgiving Closed
  • November 30th- Monza Chocolatier, Denise Gonzalez
  • December 7th- Concert in the Park- $5.00 per person.
  • December 14th- Butterflies, John Yochum
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Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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