National Parks Conservation Association
Big Bend: Gem of the Desert
Birding at Big BendRecognized as a Globally Important Bird Area, this park is visited by or home to more than 350 different species of birds.
A River Runs Through ItBig Bend's dramatic canyons were carved by the famous Rio Grande, which marks 118 miles of the park's southern border.
Even the Fossils Are BigIn 1971, a research student discovered fossils from an 18-foot pterosaur with a 36-foot wingspan at Big Bend — one of the largest flying creatures ever known to have existed.
Historic Hot WaterThe Hot Springs Historic District at Big Bend offers 105-degree mineral-rich waters and the remains of a historic bathhouse on the north bank of the Rio Grande.
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