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7 Facts On Why Corpus Christi Has the Best HawkWatch

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by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

  • Starting in 1997, HawkWatch International started standardize counts at Hazel Bazemore Park, which is located west of Calallen.
  • In its first year, there were over 841,000 migrating birds counted – the largest ever recorded in the US or Canada!
  • The count exceeded 1,000,000 in 2004 - that’s more than twice the estimated metro population of Corpus Christi!
  • The most abundant species are Broad-winged Hawks, accounting for well over 90% of the observed migration.
  • The official HawkWatch International site operates from August 1 – November 15. Click here for the official page!
  • Celebration of Flight Festival will be held September 25-26, 2016! Just make sure not to shout out numbers while the counters are counting.
  • The Corpus Christi location has a large platform that was built specifically for hawk watching and is wheelchair accessible!

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