Hawk migration is a true spectacle of the natural world and Corpus Christi HawkWatch has the largest and most diverse in the country. All events will be held at Hazel Bazemore County Park and are open to the public free of charge. Volunteers will be on hand to help identify hawks for visitors.
Vendors, raptor merchandise, and food trucks will be present throughout the festival.
Everyday: HawkWatching at the platform starting at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (but sometimes later!)
Friday, September 23
11:00 AM: 36 Years and Counting, HawkWatch International's Migration Network Then and Now, Melissa Halvorsen (HawkWatch International)
Raptor Education with HawkWatch International: Join HawkWatch International Education and Outreach Director Melissa Halvorsen as she talks about the history of migration at HawkWatch International and our large network of sites. Research Associate Jessica Taylor will be hosting a class on Raptor ID in flight and presenting her Master's research on American Kestrels.
Wildlife Revealed with Sky Kings Falconry: Sky Kings Falconry was founded by in 2009 in order to answer a growing public interest in raptors. Educator Victor Lawrence uses ancient techniques of falconry combined with modern methods to offer highly entertaining and educational programs.
Directions to Hazel Bazemore County Park
Take FM624 west from SH77 for about 1 mile. Take a right onto County Road 69 at the stop light (look for the park sign), which takes you to the park. Go in the park entrance, make a left as soon as you get across the speed bump, and follow the winding road to the crest of the hill (past the restrooms, a covered picnic pavilion and around the next bend).