Learn to identify birds using sound and listening to their unique songs with Mary Beth Stowe on Thursday, April 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. during the McAllen Nature Speaker Series at Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center.

Stowe’s straightforward and effective techniques for teaching bird vocalizations make this fascinating and rewarding aspect of birding available to all birders, regardless of their level of experience. This program is highly recommended for all who wish to improve their birding skills by gaining understanding and access to that special quality possessed by birds which makes them so unique and enjoyable - their ability to sing!

Mary Beth Stowe is a master birder and expert in the field identification of birds by song and call. She regularly birds many of the Rio Grande Valley birding hotspots, including Quinta Mazatlan.

The McAllen Nature Speaker Series is hosted by Quinta Mazatlan and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce as a means of disseminating ideas and information about our natural environment and the importance of protecting and conserving these wonders. The series is sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates every Thursday evening at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information contact 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.