Black Gap Wildlife Management Area

Marathon, Texas

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This 106,000-acre state-managed refuge was purchased from 1947 to 1969 to provide a large area where long-term wildlife research and range management practices could be conducted. The refuge is bounded on the south for 25 miles by the Rio Grande; the landscape there is dominated by impressive canyons and narrow, green floodplains. Key Birds: "Mexican Duck” (Mallard); Peregrine Falcon; Scaled and Gambel’s Quail; Greater Roadrunner; Common Raven; Cactus Wren; Black-tailed Gnatcatcher; Curve-billed and Crissal Thrashers; Gray Vireo; Phainopepla; Pyrrhuloxia; Rufous-crowned, Black-throated, and Black-chinned Sparrows; and many more...
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by Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger (Falcon Guides)

This 106,000-acre state-managed refuge was purchased from 1947 to 1969 to provide a large area where long-term wildlife research and range management practices could be conducted. The refuge is bounded on the south for 25 miles by the Rio Grande; the landscape there is dominated by impressive canyons and narrow, green floodplains.

Key Birds: "Mexican Duck” (Mallard); Peregrine Falcon; Scaled and Gambel’s Quail; Greater Roadrunner; Common Raven; Cactus Wren; Black-tailed Gnatcatcher; Curve-billed and Crissal Thrashers; Gray Vireo; Phainopepla; Pyrrhuloxia; Rufous-crowned, Black-throated, and Black-chinned Sparrows; and many more...

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Marathon
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April-May for spring migrants & nesting activities; mid-September to January for southbound migrants & winter birds
Local Contacts: Black Gap Wildlife Management Area
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Black Gap Wildlife Management Area

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May 2018