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Highway 90 | PO Box 141 | Marathon, Texas 79842 | 1-866-386-4241 | Reservations
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Birds & Butterflies

In an effort to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife, great consideration was given in the types of plants used in the landscaping of the courtyard, patio and garden areas. With 10 acres available, guests can feel free to wander about the property in search of that new or elusive bird to add to your life list.

Birds commonly sighted at the Marathon Motel and surrounding area:

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Painted Buntings
  • Roadrunner
  • Pyrrhuloxia
  • Scott's Oriole
  • Curve-bill Thrasher
  • Chihuahuan Raven
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker
  • Scaled Quail
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Pine Siskins
  • Black-throated Sparrow
  • Killdeer

We haven't forgotten our favorites, Hummingbirds:

  • Black-chinned Hummingbirds
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbirds
  • Rufous Hummingbirds

For more information on recent sightings, feel free to contact our resident experts:

Heidi Trudell

Matt York

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