Big Bend’s Oasis at Post Park in Marathon, TX
Post Park is a wellspring in the Big Bend region. Enjoy a picnic under shade trees near a spring-fed pond at this beautiful park the next time you’re in Marathon!
Birding Hot Spots
Several locations in and around Big Bend National Park offer excellent birdwatching in a variety of habitats.
Common names and phylogenetic sequence are from the 1993 Thirty-ninth supplement to the 1983 sixth edition of the American Ornithologists’ Union Checklist of North American Birds as published in the April 8 1994 Auk 110:675-682.
Big Bend National Park is the most bio-diverse park in the entire system. Within its boundaries, one finds more species of butterflies, bats, reptiles, plants, ants and birds. Over 450 avian species either live in Big Bend National Park, or migrate through at some point in the year.