This is the first white-winged dove I've identified. I don't think they're in California.
We think this is a dusky-capped flycatcher. They're an accidental at Big Bend, so I'm not really sure.
This is a ladder-backed woodpecker.
The golden-fronted woodpecker is the only woodpecker with yellow and red.
The south side of this canyon is Mexico.
There was a lot of prickly pear cactus about.
This one is nasty, those spikes are tough. They'll penetrate deep if you fall on them, and they injure horses.
Yucca trees are fairly common.
This, 50,000,000 years ago, was a riverbed.
This canyon is on the western side of the park. The left side is the south, and is Mexico.
Another look at the canyon.
This was the only lizard I saw at Big Bend.
These lands are bad.
Another look at a golden-fronted woodpecker.
This was my first common black hawk. They're fairly common in Mexico, but are rarely seen in the United States.
This ash-throated flycatcher sat about 8 feet away from me, and allowed me to take this picture.
The Chisos Mountains are the heart of Big Bend National Park.
It seems everyone has an El Capitan... This one is in the Guadeloupe Mountains.
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