Corpus Christi is the reigning champ at the America’s Birdiest City competition by the Audubon Society. This is no mere popularity contest, but a 72-hour frenzy of bird spotting that takes place all across the country. Birders from across the country flock to the Coastal Bend with their high-powered binoculars to get an accurate count. The results? More than 215 different species of birds in this one city. Come see for yourself. The Coastal Bend has numerous hotspots for birding and numerous guides to help you identify all the birds you see! From the flamingo-like Roseate Spoonbills to the rare Whooping Cranes, this is the place to be if you want to see nature at its finest.
Hans Suter Wildlife Refuge: Visit these wetlands just before sundown. The sun will set behind you on the boardwalk, perfectly illuminating the shallow waters of Oso Bay.
Blucher Park: This wooded pocket park in Corpus Christi is small in size, but big on birds. A swift house and marked trails maintained by the Audubon Society make this a favorite for birders.
Hazel Bazemore Park: Set on the Nueces River, the large park is known for its hawk watch. Sit on the hawk watch platform to see how many you can spot. .
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center: With 182 acres of natural wetlands and trails, this botanic garden offers birders a lot to love. The center also offers birding courses from Gene Blacklock, the man who literally wrote the book on Texas birding.