Copy of Celebration of Flight - HawkWatch at Hazel Bazemore Co. Park
Sep
29
to Oct 1

Copy of 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. 

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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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
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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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
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
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
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
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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