Discover the “Raptors of North America” with birds of prey expert William S. Clark on Thursday, March 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. during the McAllen Nature Speaker Series at Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center.

Clark is a photographer, author, and lecturer with over 30 years experience working with birds of prey, including five years as Director of NWF’s Raptor Information Center. He has published numerous articles on raptor subjects; has traveled extensively world-wide studying, observing, and photographing raptors; and has led raptor and birding tours and workshops, both home and abroad, with his company, Raptours.

Clark has written a raptor field guide for Europe, and is writing another for Africa, as well as a companion raptor photographic guide. He is a coauthor of the Photographic Guide to North American Raptors and the completely revised Peterson series guide, Hawks. He will soon begin a raptor field guide for Mexico and Central America.

The McAllen Nature Speaker Series is hosted by Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Texas Nature and Environmental Photographers (TexNEP) as a means of disseminating ideas and information about our natural environment and the importance of protecting and conserving these wonders. The series is generously sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates Thursday evenings at Quinta Mazatlan through April 2010.

General admission rates apply $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and no advance registration is required. Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center is located at 600 Sunset in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street, east of the McAllen Grand Plaza Hotel.

For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan. com.