Corpus Christi HawkWatch, TX

August 1 – November 15
Daily 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Weather Permitting

About the Site

Corpus Christi is called the “birdiest” city for a reason! Aside from the incredible diversity of waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds, Corpus Christi receives some of the highest numbers of migrating raptors in North America! HawkWatch International took over the count from volunteers in 1997, where we recorded more than 841,000 migrants, which immediately ranked this flight as the largest ever recorded in the United States and Canada! The next year, the count rose to an even higher total of 992,950 migrants and included 28 species, one of the most diverse assemblages ever recorded at a North American migration site! Then in 2004, the count exceeded 1 million migrants, which is the first time any site-specific count in North America outside of Mexico reached that milestone.

Long-term Raptor
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The Site at a Glance

Our Partners

The Corpus Christi HawkWatch would not be possible without the support of our partners. Thank you for investing in long-term raptor research, education, and conservation.

Join our Community of Raptor Conservationists

Curious what the crew is up to? Have questions about the local weather or the recent flight? Join our community of raptor conservationists in the Friends of Corpus Christi Facebook Group!

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