Apr
20
7:30 AM07:30

Blucher Park Bird Walks

The Audubon Outdoor Club will be hosting bird walks at Blucher Park on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These will begin at 7:30 am, these walks are FUN and informal so come when you can. The walks will last until about 10:00 or so and are for all birders, from beginners to advanced. Bring binoculars!
**Blucher Park on Carrizo Street behind the main library**

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Apr
21
7:30 AM07:30

Blucher Park Bird Walks

The Audubon Outdoor Club will be hosting bird walks at Blucher Park on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These will begin at 7:30 am, these walks are FUN and informal so come when you can. The walks will last until about 10:00 or so and are for all birders, from beginners to advanced. Bring binoculars!
**Blucher Park on Carrizo Street behind the main library**

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Apr
24
to Apr 29

Birdiest Festival

The 2019 Festival will feature optional guided field trips to regional birding hot spots and private ranches, Nature Photography, vendor trade-shows, bird walks, The Raptor Project presentationsand lots of South Texas hospitality.  The inaugural year (2017) had 246 species and (2018) had 257 species, showing why Corpus Christi was named the"Birdiest City in North America"for a decade.  Registration is now open!

$25 basic registration plus additional fees for add-on field trips and workshops.

CHECK out the Birdiest Festival in America HERE!

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Apr
27
7:30 AM07:30

Blucher Park Bird Walks

The Audubon Outdoor Club will be hosting bird walks at Blucher Park on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These will begin at 7:30 am, these walks are FUN and informal so come when you can. The walks will last until about 10:00 or so and are for all birders, from beginners to advanced. Bring binoculars!
**Blucher Park on Carrizo Street behind the main library**

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Apr
28
7:30 AM07:30

Blucher Park Bird Walks

The Audubon Outdoor Club will be hosting bird walks at Blucher Park on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These will begin at 7:30 am, these walks are FUN and informal so come when you can. The walks will last until about 10:00 or so and are for all birders, from beginners to advanced. Bring binoculars!
**Blucher Park on Carrizo Street behind the main library**

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May
4
7:30 AM07:30

Hibernia County Park

Hibernia County Park, San Patricio (Phyllis Hibdon & Mike Egar) 361-739-7179
Meet at 7:30 at Boogeyman Haunted House in San Patricio and we'll drive the short distance to the park. Meeting place 4813 Main Street (FM 666), at Nopal Street. Take 624 (Northwest Blvd) west from Calallen for about 6 miles to FM 666, turn right (north) for 4 miles to the center of San Patricio.
This will be a half-day outing, though you can plan to also visit any of the other great sites nearby, such as Knolle Farms.
Recommend you have a high-clearance vehicle. Also that we take as few vehicles as possible for the drive through this park.
Any questions about directions or the nature of this outing, please give Phyllis or Mike a call.

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Apr
14
7:30 AM07:30

Blucher Park Bird Walks

The Audubon Outdoor Club will be hosting bird walks at Blucher Park on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These will begin at 7:30 am, these walks are FUN and informal so come when you can. The walks will last until about 10:00 or so and are for all birders, from beginners to advanced. Bring binoculars!
**Blucher Park on Carrizo Street behind the main library**

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Apr
13
7:30 AM07:30

Blucher Park Bird Walks

The Audubon Outdoor Club will be hosting bird walks at Blucher Park on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These will begin at 7:30 am, these walks are FUN and informal so come when you can. The walks will last until about 10:00 or so and are for all birders, from beginners to advanced. Bring binoculars!
**Blucher Park on Carrizo Street behind the main library**

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Apr
1
4:00 PM16:00

BLUCHER Park Clean Up!

Come help the Audubon Outdoor Club at Blucher Park!

Mondays we start at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers help collect trash and clear vegetation. Bring your gloves, favorite garden tools and bug spray.

Your help will ensure this little jewel of an urban park is ready and welcoming when the swarms of migrating birds pass through and entertain us all.

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Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Held-Moran Nature Sanctuary Dedication

Join the Audubon Outdoor Club in celebrating the Held-Moran Nature Sanctuary!

Come be a friend of Held Moran Nature Sanctuary and hear our future plans to keep this little slice of paradise a natural preserve for birds and other wildlife of Flour Bluff.

At the intersection of Mediterranean Drive & Tahiti Drive

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Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

BLUCHER Park Clean Up!

Come help the Audubon Outdoor Club at Blucher Park!

Mondays we start at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers help collect trash and clear vegetation. Bring your gloves, favorite garden tools and bug spray.

Your help will ensure this little jewel of an urban park is ready and welcoming when the swarms of migrating birds pass through and entertain us all.

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Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

BLUCHER Park Clean Up!

Come help the Audubon Outdoor Club at Blucher Park!

Mondays we start at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers help collect trash and clear vegetation. Bring your gloves, favorite garden tools and bug spray.

Your help will ensure this little jewel of an urban park is ready and welcoming when the swarms of migrating birds pass through and entertain us all.

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Mar
11
4:00 PM16:00

BLUCHER Park Clean Up!

Come help the Audubon Outdoor Club at Blucher Park!

Mondays we start at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers help collect trash and clear vegetation. Bring your gloves, favorite garden tools and bug spray.

Your help will ensure this little jewel of an urban park is ready and welcoming when the swarms of migrating birds pass through and entertain us all.

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Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

BLUCHER Park Clean Up!

Come help the Audubon Outdoor Club at Blucher Park!

Mondays we start at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers help collect trash and clear vegetation. Bring your gloves, favorite garden tools and bug spray.

Your help will ensure this little jewel of an urban park is ready and welcoming when the swarms of migrating birds pass through and entertain us all.

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Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Field Trip: Pollywog Ponds

Trip Leader: Dane Ferrell 830-481-6393 daneferrell@hotmail.com

Directions: Northbound I-37, take exit 13B, in less than a half mile take the first right for a few yards to Up River Rd, then left on Up River, then quick right onto Sharpsburg Rd where you immediately find the driveway on your right into Pollywog Ponds parking area.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. for a half day trip

No restrooms; lunch optional afterwards.

Moderate hiking, wear comfortable shoes.

Bring water, bug spray and sun lotion.

Good mix of woodland and water- expect to see local specialty birds, late migrants and early winterers.

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Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

BLUCHER Park Clean Up!

Come help the Audubon Outdoor Club at Blucher Park!

Mondays we start at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers help collect trash and clear vegetation. Bring your gloves, favorite garden tools and bug spray.

Your help will ensure this little jewel of an urban park is ready and welcoming when the swarms of migrating birds pass through and entertain us all.

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Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

BLUCHER Park Clean Up!

Come help the Audubon Outdoor Club at Blucher Park!

Mondays we start at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers help collect trash and clear vegetation. Bring your gloves, favorite garden tools and bug spray.

Your help will ensure this little jewel of an urban park is ready and welcoming when the swarms of migrating birds pass through and entertain us all.

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Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

Field Trip: Indian Point/Sunset Lake

Indian Point/Sunset Lake (Phyllis Hibdon & Mike Egar) 361-739-7179

Location- Hwy 181 just across the causeway, approx. 3 miles from downtown Corpus Christi.

Contact information- Mike Egar 330-998-2910 or swrsrch@aol.com

  • Time and Place to meet- 8:00 am at Indian Point
  • Duration of trip- half day, with options to bird other nearby areas. e.g. Live Oak Park in Ingleside.
  • Lunch- own snacks, drinks
  • Restrooms- yes
  • Items to bring- dress appropriate to the weather, lunch, sunscreen if necessary, spotting scope
  • Ease of hike- leisurely walk
  • Target birds- Waders, waterbirds, maybe early migrants.
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Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

BLUCHER Park Clean Up!

Come help the Audubon Outdoor Club at Blucher Park!

Mondays we start at 4:00 p.m. Volunteers help collect trash and clear vegetation. Bring your gloves, favorite garden tools and bug spray.

Your help will ensure this little jewel of an urban park is ready and welcoming when the swarms of migrating birds pass through and entertain us all.

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Feb
2
8:00 AM08:00

Field Trip: The Simon's Residence

The Simons' Residence
Location- 234 Freeman Circle, George West, Texas 78022 (really located one mile from old Dinero store)

Contact information- Joel Simon 361-876-2429 or joel.simon44@yahoo.com

Time and Place to meet- our home at 8:00 am

Duration of trip- will bird the area until 12:00 to 12:30 and then have lunch while watching the feeders

Lunch- bring your own sack lunch and drinks

Restrooms- yes

Items to bring- dress appropriate to the weather, lunch, sunscreen if necessary

Ease of hike- very flat and leisurely walk

Target birds- Bald Eagle, Green Jay, Kiskadees, Green Kingfisher, sparrows, hummers and raptors

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Dec
14
to Jan 5

Christmas Bird Counts

Christmas Bird Counts
Dec. 14, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019
 

The list of all Texas CBCs can be found on the website of the Houston Audubon Society.  There is no fee to participate, and the results will be listed online in 2019 by National Audubon, which counts on donations for funding this effort.

Here is the listing of local CBCs. You can click on the links to see the compiler's contact information, and a brief description of the count itself.  FYI, the Port Aransas CBC in particular needs help on Dec. 17.  Joan Holt, the compiler, has issued a call for any interested birders to contact her at joanholt@utexas.edu or 361-332-1203.

Coastal Bend

If you are new to Christmas Bird Counts, you can get some tips and techniques here.  

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Dec
8
8:00 AM08:00

Field Trip: Knolle Farm

Knolle Farm

Location: Knolle Farm

Trip Leader: Karen Smith 361-877-9723

Time and Place to Meet: 8:00 a.m. at Pearson and Beth Knolle’s home.

Duration of Trip: Half day. Usually at the end the trip we have a picnic lunch under the big oak trees near the river.

Directions: Call Karen, 361-877-9723

Restrooms? At the house but not out driving around.

Lunch? Bring a picnic lunch if you wish.

Items to Bring: The usual birding items- binoculars, bug spray, hat, good walking shoes, water plus maybe a chair for the picnic.

How to Dress: Comfortably but with brush country protection. (no shorts or sandals.)

Ease of Hike: Mostly driving but we will walk around the house and during stops.

Target Birds: Maybe a Ferruginous Hawk (!), other raptors passing over, scrub land birds, Sandhill Cranes.

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Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

AOC Field Trip

Our October 6th field trip will take us west of the Coastal Bend.

Meet at 8 a.m. at John Sablatura County Park in Banquete.

To reach the park, from I69/77 at Robstown (Five-Points area), take TX 44 west 6 or 7 miles to Banquete. Another 1/2 mile past CR 666 in Banquete, the park entrance will come up quickly on your left. (There is a turn lane.) Gather at the restrooms just inside the park. There are restrooms farther into the park as well.

The recon visit on Sept. 25 found the park pretty grown over, so folks will surely need bug spray. It is a small park but has some good habitat which might contain migrants. We can likely cover this park in an hour.

From here, the plan is to head west again, to Lake Findley (Lake Alice). To find this park, continue west on TX 44, and pass through Agua Dulce. Continue about five or six miles more, and bear right to TX 359 North, just before the overpass. Then take the first left onto FM 3376, which will take you to the park's entrance road on the right, just inside the city limits.

We will motor slowly up the entrance road. Look - and listen - for Olive Sparrows, Long-billed Thrasher, and maybe some Broad-wing Hawks lifting off.

We'll park near the lake, bird the trees and field nearby and then glass the lake. Lots of butterflies and dragonflies are fun to track down and ID, so bring those field guides as well, if you have them. As with the park, it might not take more than an hour to digest this site; if folks have brought food, the dock on the lake has a nice breeze and would be a good place to sit a while and eat. There are picnic tables, but you might want to bring your own folding chair as well.

There is no plan to bird other areas. We will see if there's a consensus to go elsewhere or just wrap up a short trip after the Lake.

The trip will be led by Phyllis Hibdon and husband Mike Egar. They can be contacted at 361-739-7179 (Phyllis' cell) or 330-998-2910 (Mike's cell).

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Celebration of Flight - HawkWatch at Hazel Bazemore Co. Park
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Celebration of Flight - HawkWatch at Hazel Bazemore Co. Park

The Annual Fall Migration Spectacular is underway for viewing on the Hawk Watch Platform located at Hazel Bazemore County Park.  It began in early August and ends in November.  Official HawkWatch counters and viewers are reporting Swallow-tailed Kites, White-tailed Kites, Mississippi Kites and others in August.  The variety and number of species increases until the largest numbers of Broad-winged Hawks are seen towards the end of September. 

The Celebration of Flight is scheduled for the last weekend in September, 28th - 30th. AOC members will host our sales and information tables. The Sky King Raptor show will perform several times each day.  Guest lectures on hawks and migration are scheduled.  Master Naturalist will provide activities for children beginning on Saturday morning. Sunday events typically end with a blessing ceremony by Native American groups from the area - a sure way to bring in hawks! 

Specific times for the raptor shows, lectures, and children's activities will be posted when available.  

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

AOC Membership Potluck

Everyone is invited to attend the first meeting of the Audubon Outdoor Club which is now being held at the Hazel Bazemore County Park.  The Fred Jones Nature Sanctuary pavilion and parking has limbs and other debris. San Patricio Park maintenance is very busy and it would have been very difficult for them to clean the area for our picnic.  Bring a food item to share. There is always a good variety of food, and no one leaves hungry.

Hazel Bazemore County Park is located on the Nueces River in Calallen, off Hwy. 624. This is also the site of the HawkWatch. Please call Judith Reader, 361-443-6799, if you need directions.

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Sep
8
8:00 AM08:00

Shorebird ID Field Trip

September 8- Shorebird ID

Location: Blind Oso near TAMUCC campus

Trip Leader(s): Larry Jordan and Mel Cooksey

Contact Information: lawrencemjordan@hotmail.com or 361-443-0744

Time and Place to Meet: 8 a.m. near the new parking garage on the TAMUCC campus

Duration of Trip: until about 11 am or so.

Directions: Take Ocean Drive east and turn right at the first traffic light into campus (6300 Ocean Drive). Go past the kiosk and take the first left and then turn right into the parking lot. We will meet at the far (southeast) end of the parking lot near the new parking garage.

Restrooms? No

Lunch? This will be a half-day trip ending late in the morning

Items to Bring: Scope if you have one.

How to Dress: take the usual precautions for heat and sun. We may be walking in muddy areas, so waterproof footwear is advisable.

Ease of Hike: moderate hiking over fairly level terrain

Target Birds : We may see several of the small, collared plovers and two or three species of peeps as well as other shorebirds.

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May
19
7:00 AM07:00

Odem/Edroy

May 19 - Odem/Edroy (Judy Kestner) 361-701-1962 
We'll meet at the Dairy Queen in Odem at 7:15 and depart at 7:30, first birding the east side of town, then meandering over to Edroy to explore the feed lot and back roads there. Should be done by 11:30-noon.

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