Coastal Bird Program Web Cam

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Causeway Island sits just west of the causeway connecting Corpus Christi and Portland.  One of the most important rookery islands in Nueces Bay, Causeway Island supports hundreds of nesting colonial waterbirds made up of nearly 15 different species.  Viewing the island from the causeway above, you can see the management and protection work that we have implemented over the past 15 years – shoreline protection, island re-nourishment, artificial heron nesting platforms, habitat improvement, and, more recently, a “nest-cam” platform and tree tubes.  Over 100 tree tubes were put in place to protect the newly planted native brush seedlings that will one day be used as nesting structure by wading birds.  In addition, thanks to a very generous grant from the Holloman Price Foundation, we have worked with the Conrad Blucher Institute of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi to employ a live, streaming “nest-cam” that will allow viewers to remotely view what goes on inside a waterbird colony.  The “nest-cam” will focus on a cluster of nests in the center of the colony composed of different wading bird species, where people can watch the young chicks hatch, grow, and eventually fly – from the comfort of your home, office, or phone!