We spent our days in Big Bend National Park hiking, eating, bird-watching, and eating. Our first hike was short, about 3.6 miles to Window Rock. The trailhead was right in our campground.
Our last (of three) hikes was a 10+ mile loop in the Chisos Mountains, taking us on the Pinnacles Trail, Boot Canyon trail, Colima Trail, and Laguna Meadows Trail. (I was proud of myself for making it!)
I find that my hiking experience is greatly enhanced by knowledgeable companions who can call my attention to birds and plants and other things. My hearing loss puts me at a severe disadvantage for birding — I have to rely solely on catching movement or silhouettes to locate birds. So it was helpful to have companions point out their finds. With their expertise, a song and a glimpse was sometimes enough to identify a particular bird.
Here are some of the birds we saw on our hikes and sojourns in Big Bend National Park: