birding sites in

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Apart from the internationally famous sites such as Santa Ana and Bentsen, MacAllen is also close to a number of other great spots including Quinta Mazatlan, Anzalduas, Old Hidalgo Pumphouse, Allen Williams’ Yard and Jane’s Ponds, not to mention sites for parrots and parakeets and the spectacle of dozens of Broad-winged Hawks coming to roost in the suburbs during migration periods

All the sites in this section are treated, in detail and with precise maps and directions, in my book ‘Finding Birds in South Texas’

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Sites around MacAllen

Quinta Mazatlan is a beautiful old house close to MacAllen airport. The grounds are managed as a wildlife refuge so it’s an easy place to see your first Kiskadees, Chachalacas, Golden-fronted Woodpeckers and much more.