The Corpus Christi Hawk Watch
at Hazel Bazemore County Park

Corpus Christi, Texas (Nueces County)

2008 Fall Watch
August 01 through November 15
(new longer dates!)

Photo albums for the 2008 Fall Season:

Gulf Coast Indian Confederation 9th Annual Blessing Ceremony
September 28, 2008

Presentations given during the Fall 2008 season have now been posted.

Click on the links below:

Presentation to October 8, 2008 Nueces County Commissioners Court meeting by Dane Ferrell and Libby Even. Presentation by Clay Taylor.

Presentation to October 14, 2008 Audubon Outdoor Club of Corpus Christi general meeting by Patty and Bill Beasley on the "State of the Hawkwatch" to date. Includes video.

On September 23rd, the watch logged an unusual falcon. Thought at first to be a possible gyrfalcon, it was eventually determined to more likely be a peregrine falcon. It was officially logged in as an "unknown falcon." Click on the link below to view photos:

Click here to view photos and report from Clay Taylor!

 "A Celebration of Flight!"

Get your travel plans finalized ... the 2008 party's going to be on Hawk Hill from September 25 - 28. Joel's still finalizing everything so keep checking back!

Click the links below for daily reports and counts by month:

here for the August reports
here for the September reports
here for the October reports
here for the November reports

Click here for a PDF file of a map and directions to the watch, plus motel-hotel information.

Paul Summerskill has been doing some interesting research into the effects of fall thermal counts and raptor predictions. Check it out on his web site, Ideas by Paul, and also visit Dr. Jack's RUC BlipMap Regional Forecasts site for the current BlipMaps.

Our staff for Fall 2008:

  Dane Ferrell
Largo, Florida
Watch Co-Coordinator

Libby Even
Corpus Christi, Texas
Watch Co-Coordinator

Leslie Parks
Corpus Christi, TX
Official Counter

Joel Simon
Corpus Christi, Texas
HawkWatcher Emeritus &
Celebration of Flight Coordinator
Our sponsors for 2008:
The Corpus Christi Hawk Watch at Hazel Bazemore Park is a HawkWatch International (HWI) site.  Working with local partners and members, HWI puts significant time and financial resources into ensuring that the Corpus Christi Hawk Watch operates every year and in managing and reporting on the important data collected, so please help support their efforts and become a member.  Swarovski, one of the world's leading names in birding optics, joins us this year as a major watch sponsor. Thanks also to our other major sponsors, the Houston Endowment, the Trull Foundation, Hogan Homes, and the Northwest Business Association.
The Audubon Outdoor Club of Corpus Christi and donations made in the memories of Richard W. Waits and Kenneth L. Spiess provide local support. 
A special thanks to the Nueces County Parks and Recreation Department and their staff at Hazel Bazemore Park for providing such a magnificent place to watch hawks.
The feature video of the Corpus Christi Hawk Watch
at Hazel Bazemore County Park is now available
in DVD ($20) and VHS ($15), plus shipping and handling.
Email orders to us at TailFeather Productions.
A portion of the cost goes to HawkWatch International
in support of the watch! Thank you for your support!
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