Monahans Sandhills State Park Professional Review and Guide
"The 3,840-acre park is dominated by shining white sand dunes, many of which are 70 feet high. The Monahans dunes are only a small portion of a dune field that extends for about 200 miles from south of Monahans west and north into New Mexico. Havard shin oak and pockets of willows occur throughout. A watering station, maintained behind the visitor center, attracts a variety of birds and mammals that can be viewed through large glass windows. The building also contains a number of wildlife, history, and archeology exhibits.
Key birds include: Harris’s Hawk, Scaled Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Chihuahuan Raven, Verdin, Cactus Wren, Curve-billed Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, Canyon Towhee, and Black-throated Sparrow are present year-round. Swainson’s Hawk, Common Poorwill, Ash-throated and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, and Lesser Goldfinch occur in summer. Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Say’s Phoebe, Lark Bunting, and Brewer’s Blackbird can usually be found in winter."