- State: TX
- NPCA Region: Texas
- Est. Date: 1935
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Big Bend National Park features broad expanses of Chihuahuan Desert shrubland and grassland interspersed with smaller areas of high-elevation woodland in the Chisos Mountains. Rugged rocks and deep canyons along the Rio Grande are among the park's most striking features; wetlands and springs add to the park's biological diversity. Visitors can explore the rugged trails, seek out the colorful array of birds and wildflowers, and spread out on a blanket after dark enjoying some of the darkest night skies in the country.
Birding at Big Bend
Recognized as a world famous birding destination, this park is visited by or home to more than 350 different species of birds.
Greetings from Big Bend National Park
Big Bend was the very first National Park j was ever dragged to. At the time I did not understand why my father was so fascinated with places like this. Why should I care about this mountain range, or the plants littered along its base. Now I realize the importance…
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