Bill's Corpus Christi Bird Records
Click here for a very old
spreadsheet of several years of weekly records. These records
were from specific loops driven weekly. The loop and observing
technique was repeatable for all records so abundance changes reflect
bird abundance changes, not observer changes.
The main loops were from Corpus east to Laguna Madre and south along
the lagoon shore, and from Corpus west past Polywog Pond, to Hazel
Bazemore Park. At the time, Hazel Bazemore was just beginning to
get its reputation as a hawk watch location. It is
instructive to notice how few hawks are recorded here, even with all
the trips to the park. This shows how fleeting the hawk movements
commonly are. many times I met the hawk watchers, but only a few
times, any signifigant numbers of hawks.
You may notice the decrease in House Sparrows in the fall. They
all left for the fields of sorghum south of town. You wil also
see the fluctuation in meadowlarks with the season as well. They
were residents regionally, but not locally on these loops.