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Birding Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend: More Than 75 Prime Birding Sitesby Jamie Ritter
Synopses & Reviews
For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuides have set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
Named the Birdiest City in the United States since 2003, Corpus Christi has one of the richest collections of birdlife in the United States - with more than 510 species concentrated in this southeastern part of Texas, from the vagrant Cape May Warbler to the common Red-Winged Blackbird.
Birding Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend guides you to seventy-eight of the best birding locations between Tivoli and Rivera. Here you can see a huge assortment of shorebirds and nesting waterbirds, wintering species, tropical surprises from the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and migrating birds from the Eastern, Mississippi, and Central Flyways. Organized by region, this comprehensive guide includes everything you need for a successful birding trip.
Inside you'll find:
Accurate bird-finding information for the entire region
Descriptions of each site, with information about key species
Where and when to go, how to get there, and what you'll see
Seasonal distributions of 358 bird specialties
Book News Annotation:
Corpus Christi was recently named the "birdiest" city in the U.S. An Audubon Society member from there introduces the species spotted in this survey, major birding sites in the southeastern part of Texas by region, and tips for excursions to them. Site profiles include details on habitats, resident and migrating birds, peak season, and visiting. The guide includes a master site map, b&w photos, and a species status and distribution chart. FalconGuide is an imprint of Globe Pequot Press. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Detailed descriptions, maps, and photos lead the bird watcher to the more than 75 sites within a two-hour drive from Corpus Christi, Texas.
About the Author
Jamie Ritter has lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, for the past twenty-five years. She was raised in McAllen, Texas, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Her parents valued wildlife and the outdoors. She was a casual bird watcher all of her life but has treated it as a serious hobby for five years. She is a member of the Audubon Outdoor Club of Corpus Christi, a member of the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, and the recording secretary of the Coastal Bend Audubon Society. She has participated in Birdiest City Contests and Christmas Counts. Jamie is the mother of two daughters, Annette and Carrie, and the grandmother of Chloe. She teaches Texas and United States History at Smith Junior High in Sinton, Texas. In addition to bird watching, she enjoys painting, sewing, scrapbooking, and reading. She loves to travel.
Table of Contents
1) INTRODUCATION 2) CLIMATE AND HABITATS 3) PLANNING YOUR TRIP 4) BIRDING ETHICS 5)BIRDING SITES AROUND CORPUS CHRISTI AND THE COASTAL BEND
Corpus Christi: Downtown
Corpus Christi: Northwest
Corpus Christi: Flour Bluff and Padre Island
Aransas Pass/Port Aransas
North and West of Corpus Christi
South of Corpus Christi
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