The Audubon Outdoor Club of Corpus Christi, Inc. (AOC)
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educational, scientific, literary
and charitable pursuits involving all aspects of birding. One of the most
recent activities of the Audubon Outdoor Club has been involvement with
Texas Coastal Birding Trail and events
along the Central Texas Coast for the The Great Texas Birding Classic.
are held once a month, every second Tuesday, and club-sponsored field trips
are held an average of twice a month, in addition to participation in and
support of local, area, and regional birding festivals and activities.
The AOC database is maintained by Nancy Devlin
and Margie Di Clemente (361.949-3552). Please email all sightings (yes, folks,
they mean ALL sightings!) to them at
Non-members are invited to join members on field
trips (in the hope you'll soon be members!) and in AOC-supported activities
and facilities. Some of these include regular maintenance and upkeep of
bird protectant and attractant plants, cover and shrubs in Blucher Park
in downtown Corpus Christi behind the Main Library. Blucher Park has long
been known as one of the major hot spots in the state for migratory passerines
and is one of over a dozen Corpus Christi area locations on the Great
Texas Birding Trail. In the true spirit of community cooperation, the
city of Corpus Christi and AOC members find common ground to promote birding.
City workers oversee major park needs, while AOC volunteers meet each Monday
evening at the city park to mulch, clean and plant bird and habitat attractant
shrubs, trees and plants.
Club owned and managed sanctuaries
include the Fred Jones Nature Sanctuary west of the city of Portland; the
Louise Trant Sanctuary just north of the city of Rivera; and the Held/Moran
Nature Preserve in the Flour Bluff area of Corpus Christi.