Parrots will be squawking in the skies over Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center at their “Parrot Parade.” Visit real parrots and discover the different types that live in the Rio Grande Valley. Learn about where they nest, what they eat, why they squawk and how smart they are! Take a close-up look at their amazing feathers and colors. Bring out your inner bird to make a feathery craft and “join the flock” on Saturday Discovery Days in July and August!

Saturday Discovery Days

Quinta Mazatlan hosts a variety of events, including their famous Saturday Discovery Days event where they host special presentations of featured creatures. Learn all about your favorite creatures and have fun in the process. To see future Discover Day presentations, click here.

About Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center

First build in 1935, the Spanish Revival Style mansion was a private and rather luxurious residence complete with a Roman tub. It possessed the distinction then and now of being one of the largest adobe structures in Texas (10,000 square feet).

After 60 years and two different owners, this magnificent home was almost demolished. Thanks to citizens and the outpour of love for Quinta Mazatlan’s appeal, the City of McAllen bought the property in 1998.

Quinta Mazatlan is now an urban sanctuary working to enrich people’s lives by sharing knowledge about birds, plants and environmental stewardship in South Texas. Quinta Mazatlan and its WBC partners promote birding and the conservation of Valley habitats, especially as they benefit numerous avian residents and neo-tropical migrants.


To help persevere this internationally recognized sanctuary, Quinta Mazatlan admission rates are $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and children under 12.


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