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Nature Speaker Series

March 26, 2015

Pelagic Birds- Erik Bruhnke

You can go birding in the thickest forest and scan for birds along the Rio Grande. You can even enjoy birds right in your backyard! Did you know that birding can be done over vast expanses of ocean? The adventure of pelagic birding brings nature-enthusiasts closer to birds, mammals, and reptiles that can only be seen in the ocean well after the shoreline is out of view.

Come join Quinta Mazatlan naturalist Erik Bruhnke as he talks about his experiences of leading Texas Pelagic birding trips this past summer and fall. His photographs capture the moments of the cresting whales, the playing porpoises, the unique fishes, and the incredible array of birds found miles out over the open ocean.

Erik will cover various techniques used to see pelagic birds, as well as plenty of identification tips. In addition to working at Quinta Mazatlan, Erik leads birding tours for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and offers birding experiences through Naturally Avian. If you're looking to try out an entirely new style of birding, prepare to get your "feet wet" in this exciting birding experience!

The Nature Lecture series takes place on Thursday evenings through April 2015 and is proudly sponsored by Thurmond Eve Associates. The program fee is $3 per person and no advance reservation is required.Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street.For more information please contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681- 3370 or visit

Upcoming Speaker Series Schedule 2014- 2015:


March 12: Native Plant Talk and Sale, Mike Heep

March 19: Moon Over Mazatlan (advance tickets $100)

March 26: Songbird Stroll Stories, Erik Bruhnke


April 2: Owls, Mary Gustafson

April 9: Wildflowers, Carol Goolsby

Explore nature Thursday evenings with great speakers talking about everything from birds and butterflies to culture and art of the Rio Grande Valley.

The educational series is brought to you by the generous sponsorship of Thurmond Eye Associates.

Regular Schedule & Fees
Date: Thursday Evenings (October through April)
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fee: $3.00 Per Person
FREE with Membership

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McAllen, TX 78504

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