Hazel Bazemore County Park
Corpus Christi, Texas
Because of its unique location, this site boasts the highest concentration of migrating raptors in the
United States. Hawk enthusiasts have known about it for more than thirty years, and formal counts have taken place there
since 1990. The reason for its phenomenal assemblage of birds is that several major flyways converge at this one location.
In fact, virtually all raptors from east of the Mississippi cross during the fall, and twenty-six species of raptors have
been tallied there in a single year. The greatest spectacle of all, though, is the brief period (usually in the third week
of September) when nearly the entire population of North American Broad-winged Hawks passes overhead.
For more information, visit the Hazel Bazemore Hawkwatch Web site.
Broad-winged Hawk, adult
© Ron Austing