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Region 4 - Trans Pecos

The Trans-Pecos

The Trans Pecos Region of far west Texas includes the northern extension of the Chihuahuan Desert. It includes the highest point in Texas, Guadalupe Peak. There are several mountain ranges including Guadalupe, Davis, and Chisos. The region also includes the two national parks in Texas, Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.

Popular Birding Spots

  • When birding in the Trans Pecos Region, find where the water is.
  • DDD Olds Creek – Jeff Davis County
  • Balmorhea Lake – Reeves County Creek – Jeff Davis County
  • Candelaria Wetlands – Presidio County
  • BJ Bishop Wetlands – Presidio County
  • Shafter Ghost Town – Presidio County
  • RR 169 Former Alamito Picnic Area
  • Fort Quitman Pond/Wetlands – Hudspeth County

Special Birds

  • Montezuma Quail
  • Pacific and Yellow-billed Loons
  • Common Black Hawk
  • Gambel’s Quail
  • Virginia Rail
  • Colima Warbler
  • Red-faced Warbler
  • Multiple species of hummingbirds

Click here to download a pdf of popular birding spots


REGION 3 – Piney Woods
Counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Jasper, Lamar, Liberty, Marion, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Walker, Wood

Region 4 Trans Pecos

Regional Reports

Click on the links below to view the North American Birds report from this biological region in Texas. The TOS Region that most closely matches the biological region is noted in parentheses.
Trans-Pecos (similar to TOS Region 4 Trans-Pecos)

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