There's a special little place five miles south of Marathon that is a great location for wildlife and bird watching. Post Park has water, and that makes it a popular spot. Last month, we visited and found a flock of 50 wild turkeys!
The park, built in the 1930s is a favorite of local residents, and it is used for picnics, dances and fishing.During the 19th century, Comanches camped here on raids to Mexico. To deter raids--and to protect supply wagons enroute to Fort Davis--the U.S. Army established Camp Pena Colorado at the watering hole in 1880. Famous Buffalo Soldier Lt. Henry O. Flipper served here before the post was closed in 1893.
For more information on birding in the Texas Mountain Trail region, visit: www.texasmountaintrail.com/bird
That page will also provide a link to more information on the development of a Far West Texas birding/wildlife trail map, and a site nomination form!