Refuge readies for Bird Migration Morning

Join Quinta Mazatlán for an outdoor presentation on bird migration and a native plant sale on Saturday, Nov. 7 in McAllen.

Make the most of the fall bird migration by joining Quinta Mazatlán’s Center for Urban Ecology for a journey into the world of migratory birds on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The morning’s presentation will deepen your understanding of bird migration and elucidate what we can do to help birds on their journey. You will leave the presentation empowered to make a difference for our bird community and with a deeper appreciation for these winged wonders. From 9 a.m. to noon, you can also purchase bird-friendly plants from Heep’s Native Plant Nursery at Quinta Mazatlán to jumpstart your bird habitat.

The presentation, Migration Sensation & Bird-friendly Practices is about the art and science of bird migration. The presentation is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In the first part of the presentation, you will travel alongside warblers, hummingbirds, hawks, and more as they make their journeys, and then accompany ornithologists as they uncover the mysteries of migration.

The second part of the presentation is all about attracting and supporting birds in the places we live, work, and play. It covers topics like setting up bird feeders, choosing the best plants for birds, and how making our towns and cities safer for birds.

John Brush, Urban Ecologist for the City of McAllen, teaches this presentation. Brush is a professional biologist who has studied, taught about, and guided people to see birds for over 10 years in the Rio Grande Valley.

This presentation is open to everyone, whether you are a dedicated bird watcher, backyard bird enthusiast, teacher, or just curious about the birds that brighten our days.

The class is limited in size, per the state’s COVID-19 best practices. The presentation will be given outdoors with socially distanced seating.

Please pre-purchase program tickets ($5) by visiting and search for “Quinta Mazatlan” events.

For more information, call Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681-3370.