The Corpus Christi Hawkwatch
at Hazel Bazemore County Park

Corpus Christi, Texas (Nueces County)

2009 Fall Watch
August 15 through November 15

 "A Celebration of Flight!"

Get your travel plans finalized ... the 2009 party's going to be on Hawk Hill from September 25-27. Details will be posted as they become available, 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

2009 Fall Season photos taken by our volunteers and friends are being posted on our Facebook page, so cruise over there to check them out!

Corpus Christi Hawkwatch on Facebook

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

NEW! Check out our Fall 2009 Sponsors and Lodging Specials sections below!  

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 2009:

  Dane Ferrell
Corpus Christi, TX
Watch Coordinator

Libby Even
Corpus Christi, Texas
Watch Coordinator

Beth Hoekje
Corpus Christi, TX
Education Director

Kevin Georg
Official Counter


The Corpus Christi Hawkwatch is thrilled to announce we now have a new local educator on board this year, just in time for the Fall 2009 season kickoff!

A long-time teacher and public television volunteer, Beth Hoekje (AKA
"The Bird Lady") has been presenting her programs on birds to students from K H.S. for over 10 years. Beginning September 14th, she will be available to speak to students and community groups about the value and identification of Birds of Prey, the need for conservation and the many local birders who will be counting the thousands of raptors as they make their fall 2009 migration over the Corpus Christi area near Hazel Bazemore County Park.

If you would like to invite Ms. Beth to your class/school, contact her by email at bhoekje at charter dot net, or call her at (361) 643-7755.

Sponsors for the Fall 2009 Corpus Christi Hawkwatch!

The Corpus Christi Hawkwatch at Hazel Bazemore Park is a Hawk Watch 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 Optiks, one of the world's leading names in birding optics, continues support as a major watch sponsor.

The Law Offices of John Gilmore join us as a new sponsor; thank you, John! 
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 County Park for providing such a magnificent place to watch hawks.

Lodging Specials for the Fall 2009 Corpus Christi Hawkwatch!

Click the logo to the left for more information about the hawkwatch special deal.

Click the property name to go to that property's web site.

Be sure to mention the Corpus Christi Hawkwatch when you make your reservations to get the special discounted prices!

Red Roof Inn, 6805 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX.

The Hampton Inn Northwest, 11233 Interstate Highway 37, Corpus Christi, TX. Just minutes away.   

The Comfort Inn & Suites, 3838 US Hwy 77, Corpus Christi, TX (Calallen 1 mile from the hawkwatch).
The Town and Country Guest House, a private residence guest house almost within view of the hawkwatch site. Call 361-387-2540 or email us at:
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