Welcome to Melrose Woods! Nestled among the grasslands of the Llano Estacado is an unexpected oasis of remnant cottonwoods that serves as host to an open-air ornithological aviary for a myriad of migratory birds. Located approximately 10 miles west of Melrose, the woods serve as a stopping-off point for a vast variety of migrating birds. The spring and fall are typically aflutter with over 250 bird species and the venue is a well-known haven for birders. Don't forget your binoculars!