Geology

Geology

Driving south out of Alpine, Marathon, Marfa, you can’t help but notice geology. Even the name Big Bend is a geologic description

GETTING HERE

Getting here can be half the fun, but not if you don’t plan well. Big Bend is one of the most remote areas of the lower 48 states.

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Birds

Birds

Big Bend , because of it’s geographical location, and the variety of the landscape, offers excellent habitat for birds. 425 species are found within the boundaries of Big Bend National Park, more than any other national park and more than all but a few states.

Mammals

Mammals

Description and checklist for mammals of Big Bend, with 75 species in 23 different families.

Plants

Plants

Overview of vegetation in Big Bend and Chihuahuan Desert.

Reptiles

Reptiles

Big Bend National Park, in southwestern Texas, was established in 1944 and consists of over 801,163 acres (1,252 square miles) in the Chihuahuan Desert.