Texas Mountain Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Birding and Wildlife Watching

Our Texas Mountain Trail non-profit organization partnered with Texas Parks and Widlife and the Texas Pecos Trail to develop a birding and wildlife watching map--the Far West Texas Wildlife Trail.  The second edition of the map will soon be available--the first was a sell-out--but you can access the information online:

Big Bend Loop
Marathon-Alpine Loop
Upper Rio Grande Loop
Davis Mountains Loop
Guadalupe Mountains-Van Horn Loop
El Paso Rio Loop
El Paso Uplands Loop
Two more loops are located in our neighboring Texas Pecos Trail region.


Look for the brown and white trail signs indicating site locations!









A selection from the map on the listing for the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park:
"There are a number of birding locales within the Chisos that vary from easy to very difficult.  The road passes through Green Gulch, tops out near the Lost Mine trail, then descends into the Basin.  Locate and become familiar with the following venues:  Lost Mine Trail, Oak Creek Canyon and the sewer lagoon, Window Trail, Laguna Meadow Trail, Juniper Flat, Pinnacles Trail, Casa Grande Peak, Emory Peak, Boot Canyon and Spring, East Rim and South Rim.  One of the most sought-after species in Texas occurs primarily in Boot Canyon: the Colima Warbler.  Other montane specialties that occur here include Band-tailed Pigeon, Flammulated Owl, Whip-poor-will, Blue-throated, Magnificent and Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Hutton's Vireo, Mexican Jay, Bushtit, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Painted Redstart."