Corpus Christi Area Birding Sites

Portland, Texas

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Corpus Christi, the state’s seventh largest city with over 265,000 people, is situated between Corpus Christi and Nueces bays. Much of the Corpus Christi Bay beach is maintained for recreation. Key birds: Least Grebe, Anhinga, Reddish Egret, White and Whitefaced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck, Harris’s Hawk, Crested Caracara, Black Skimmer, Groove-billed Ani, Pauraque, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Long-billed Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, Olive Sparrow, and Seaside Sparrow are present year-round. Neotropic Cormorant, Magnificent Frigatebird, Least Bittern, Wood Stork, Purple Gallinule, Gull-billed and Least Terns, Lesser Nighthawk, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Couch’s Kingbird, Painted Bunting, and Cassin’s Sparrow occur in summer. American Bittern, Peregrine Falcon, King and Virginia Rails, and Sandhill Crane can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

Corpus Christi Area Birding Sites Professional Review and Guide

"Corpus Christi, the state’s seventh largest city with over 265,000 people, is situated between Corpus Christi and Nueces bays. Much of the Corpus Christi Bay beach is maintained for recreation.

Key birds: Least Grebe, Anhinga, Reddish Egret, White and Whitefaced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck, Harris’s Hawk, Crested Caracara, Black Skimmer, Groove-billed Ani, Pauraque, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Long-billed Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, Olive Sparrow, and Seaside Sparrow are present year-round. Neotropic Cormorant, Magnificent Frigatebird, Least Bittern, Wood Stork, Purple Gallinule, Gull-billed and Least Terns, Lesser Nighthawk, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Couch’s Kingbird, Painted Bunting, and Cassin’s Sparrow occur in summer. American Bittern, Peregrine Falcon, King and Virginia Rails, and Sandhill Crane can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Portland
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Corpus Christi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Corpus Christi Area Birding Sites

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May 2018