“Accommodations, wow all the way around. Love those funky old hotels that leave doors open and treat people as friends.” —Gail Kohl

We invite you to Naturalist Journeys for this second departure of our ever popular Big Bend nature tour. Immerse yourself in the big, bold, and beautiful landscape of Big Bend National Park, home to the stunningly eroded Chisos Mountains and the elusive Colima Warbler. A playground of light, the rugged mountains, rolling hills, and deep canyons glow in rich red and orange hues. The wildlife of the Chihuahuan Desert are fascinating and abound.

This Big Bend tour lets you see the rhythm of spring bird migration, as Eastern, Western, Mexican, and Rocky Mountain birds converge — nearly 450 species, many rare or vagrant. Big Bend National Park also has its share of mammals, including Kangaroo Rat, skunks, Badger, and Javelina, to Mountain Lion and Black Bear. And of course, plentiful reptiles.

In addition to bird and other wildlife watching and geological and ecological interpretation, our tour group spends time at lovely accommodations and enjoys delicious meals along the way … and of course, good company.

Special Offer!
If you opt to pair this Texas Big Bend tour with our Texas Coast & Big Thicket tour, we’ll reimburse your connecting flight up to $300. Talk to us for details.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy time in two of Texas' three Sky Island mountain ranges
  • Search for the rare Colima Warbler on its only US breeding territory
  • Experience the peak of migration — every day brings new arrivals!
  • Travel some of the most ruggedly beautiful roads in west Texas
  • Witness stunning stars in a premier dark sky region
  • Slow down and enjoy life slowly, the “Texas Way”

Photo credits: Banner: View from the Rio Grande, Peg Abbott; Rainbow Cactus, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Javelina, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Rio Grande Village, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Painted Bunting, Mark Wetzel; Claret Cup, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Goat Mountain Sign, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Colima Warbler, Tom Dove; Big Bend Building, Naturalist Journeys Stock.