Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park offers birders the opportunity to go on bird safari at the highest point in Texas, Guadalupe Peak (8,749 feet). The forests around the peak offer birding opportunities not found anywhere else in the state. Determined birders (who will have to camp out at night) can source out hard to find spotted and northern saw-whet owls as well as western screech owls, great-horned owls, and flammulated owls. Other birds that find refuge here include the Steller's jay and pygmy nuthatch. The park includes 86,367 acres over which 300 bird species can be found. Standouts include peregrine falcons and the canyon wren. Hearing the haunting call of this small bird echoing through the valley is as gratifying as any sighting.
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