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The Magic of Migration in Corpus Christi

September 23 @ 7:30 am - September 26 @ 2:00 pm CDT


Dates: September 23-26, 2024
$1,099 per person


Known as America’s birdiest city, Corpus Christi is the place to be during the fall migration season. Ahead of the Celebration of Flight festival, join local photographer and Swarovski Optik Naturalist Clay Taylor and one of HawkWatch International’s expert raptor biologists to experience the magic of migration during a four-day birding tour. From general birding in the morning to expert hawkwatching instruction in the afternoons, you’re sure to see more than you could on your own. Plus, you’ll be able to sit back and relax in a private van while we do the driving, allowing you to (safely) take in all the birds, all the time. We’ll also provide a boxed lunch each day so you don’t have to take a break from the action.

What to Expect
You’ll be whisked away early each morning, heading to the best spot to bird that day, leveraging the expertise of your expert guides. You’ll have the chance to visit local birding hotspots around the Coastal Bend targeting its South Texas specialties such as the Green Jay, Great Kiskadee, and Olive Sparrow. Other possible birding locations include Blucher Park, Tule Lake, and Mustang Island, the site of the reintroduction of the Aplomado Falcon. Other species you may have the chance to see include the Roseate Spoonbill, Seaside Sparrow, Clapper Rail, and American Oystercatcher.

After a few hours of general birding, you’ll return to the platform at the Corpus Christi HawkWatch located in Hazel Bazemore Park for expert hawkwatching instruction and lunch. Timed for the peak Broad-winged Hawk migration, you’ll have a fantastic chance of seeing tens of thousands of the species overhead on any given day. We’ll have you back to your hotel each afternoon around 2pm, but those who are happy to hawkwatch are welcome to stay with us until the count concludes around 5:00pm.

What’s Included
This intimate birding tour is priced at $1,099 per person and includes roundtrip transportation from the Best Western Northwest Corpus Christi Inn & Suites each day. The hotel will have breakfast available ahead of your departure each morning, and we will provide a boxed lunch each day.

Lodging is not included, but we have negotiated a special rate with the Best Western. Standard rooms are $99/night and King Suites with kitchenettes are $109/night. You must call the hotel to receive this rate.

Terms & Conditions

  1. A deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot and is subject to HawkWatch International’s Tour Policies. Final payment is due two weeks prior to the first day of the tour. 
  2. This tour is limited to 8 people to ensure an intimate, high-quality experience for everyone. The minimum number of participants is 4. In the event the minimum is not reached, we will refund your deposit of $500. If more than 5 people register, we will drop the price of the tour to $899 per person. 
  3. In the event of poor weather or other suboptimal conditions at the HawkWatch, we may opt to continue birding elsewhere. We’ll be flexible so you see as much as possible during your time with us. 


September 23 @ 7:30 am CDT
September 26 @ 2:00 pm CDT
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