• The Western Escarpment of the Guadalupes rises above the white gypsum sands of the desert floor.

    Guadalupe Mountains

    National Park Texas

Wildlife Observations

The park's temperate climate supports a rich diversity of animal species. Many are secretive or nocturnal and rarely seen, while others are common throughout the park. Click on one of the links below for a complete list of the wildlife observations for any month of the year.

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Did You Know?

Nesting Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are often described as "flying jewels" – for good reason. Most males have feathers in their gorgets which shine with a rich, jewel-like iridescence when light hits them. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is host to at least 8 species of hummingbirds, 4 of which are known to nest here.