Quinta Mazatlan is one of nine World Birding Centers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. More than 250 species of birds are attracted to the native habitat, and that brings in birders to see exotic residents such as Kiskadees, Groove-billed Ani and Red-crowned Parrots.
QUINTA MAZATLAN, MCALLEN, TEXAS
A MANSION WITH A MISSION
The City of McAllen saved this mansion in 1996, lovingly restored it and opened it to the public in 2006. Manager, Colleen Hook and her staff along with numerous volunteers give their labor of love in up keeping and growing this World Birding Center and Urban Wildlife Refuge. By linking nature’s beauty and cultural history with environmentally sound practices, Quinta Mazatlan demonstrates what we gain by understanding and protecting native habitat and the border heritage. Outside, visitors slow down to smell huisache blooms, listen to Chachalacas chattering, watch butter ies nectaring and touch sandpapery anacua leaves. Inside, elements of good design and materials offer a different kind of tranquility and beauty. Quinta Mazatlan's educational programs for kids and adults are exemplary.