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Quinta Mazatlan (1 of 10)

600 Sunset Dr, McAllen, TX 78503

Quinta Mazatlán is an urban sanctuary located in McAllen Texas, working to enrich people's lives by sharing knowledge about birds, plants, and environmental stewardship in South Texas.

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center (2 of 10)

714 S Raul Longoria Rd,
Edinburg, TX 78542

The center sits on 40 acres within a city park. Built on re-claimed farm fields and next to the city's effluent floodwater ponds, the Center is a showcase for wildlife and a native habitat site set amidst an urban setting.

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Estero Llano Grande State Park  (3 of 10)

3301 S International Blvd FM 1015, Weslaco, TX 78596

This park encompasses 230 acres of some of the most diverse habitat in the Rio Grande Valley and attracts a wide variety of birds due to its habitats and its location; about 340 species have been documented here.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (4 of 10)

3325 Green Jay Road,
Alamo, TX 78516

Established in 1943 for the protection of migratory birds, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is positioned along an east-west and north-south juncture of two major migratory routes for man species of birds. It is also at the northern most point for many species whose range extends south in Central and South America. The refuge is right in the middle of all this biological diversity, which is what makes this 2,088-acre parcel the jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center (5 of 10)

902 S Second St,
Hidalgo, TX 78557

Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Museum and World Birding Center

Anzalduas Park (6 of 10)

6400 Anzalduas Dam Rd,
Mission, TX 78572

Anzalduas Park is located on the southern bend of the Rio Grande River, right after the river makes a sharp bend to the east and back west and home of a vibrant array of wildlife and birds.

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Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park (7 of 10)

2800 S Bentsen Palm Dr,
Mission, TX 78572

A birder's paradise about 360 species of birds have been reported at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, along with butterflies, javelinas, bobcats and more! Explore 7 miles of trail, including 3.5 miles of park road, on bike or foot, including 1.8 mile Rio Grande wheelchair-accessible trail.

McAllen Nature Center (8 of 10) 

4101 West, US-83 BUS,
McAllen, TX 78501

The McAllen Nature Center is a 33 acre nature site dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. Enjoy 1.6 miles of trails (including 3/4 mile ADA accessible) through the forest that hosts a variety of plant and animal species.

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Valley Nature Center (9 of 10) 

301 South Border Ave,

Weslaco, TX 78596

The Valley Nature Center aims to protect local plant species diversity, as well as to make food and habitat available for migratory wildlife.

  La Sal Del Rey (10 of 10)

TX-186, Edinburg, TX 78542

Located in north-central Hidalgo County, La Sal Del Rey is one of several natural salt lakes on the coastal plain north of the Rio Grande. Throughout historic times and likely throughout prehistory as well, the crystal covered shores of La Sal del Rey attracted both people and animals and has a rich history dating back hundreds of years.

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