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

Join Naturalist Journeys for this 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 orange and red hues. The wildlife of the Chihuahuan Desert are fascinating and abound.

This Big Bend tour allows you to experience 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 wildlife watching and geological and ecological interpretation, our small 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 $100. Talk to us for details.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore two of Texas' three Sky Island mountain ranges
  • Hike for the rare Colima Warbler on its only US breeding territory
  • Witness the peak of spring migration—every day brings new arrivals!
  • Traverse some of the most rugged and beautiful roads in west Texas
  • Gaze at the stunning stars in a prime dark sky region
  • Slow down and live life the “Texas Way”

Photo credits: Banner: View from the Rio Grande, Peg Abbott; Acorn Woodpeckers by Tere Peterson; Naturalist Journeys Group at Pinnacle Pass by Woody Wheeler; Vermilion Flycatcher by Woody Wheeler; Group Doing the Checklist, courtesy Woody Wheeler; 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.

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