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This August Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center will host two different month-long birding workshops that cater to birdwatchers of all skill levels. Each workshop will start in the classroom and will end with a walk around the grounds of Quinta Mazatlan to look for birds.

The beginner birding workshop, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., will offer the essentials of getting started. Learn how to use binoculars to observe and identify birds. Binoculars and field guides will be loaned for the birding workshops for those who don’t have a pair.

20150731 Erik-BruhnkeThe course covers bird biology and how birds do what they do: feathers, molt, courtship, nesting, bill shape and use, special adaptions, migration and habitat.   Common local bird species will be covered throughout each presentation.

For those wanting to take it up a notch, the intermediate birding workshop is set for Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More bird species have been found in Texas than any other state, and the intermediate birding workshop focuses on learning about many of the over 600 different bird species found here. The workshop will cover summer breeders and winter resident birds, as well as year-round populations and migrants. The last session will go over rare birds and what to do if you find one.

Cost for each series is $50. Register in person or visit Quinta Mazatlan or online at webtrac.mcallen.net. Call 681-3370 for more information.

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