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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

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South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-3000
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Excellent birding. Not so excellent guests.

Laguna Madre offers a wonderful opportunity to see coastal wildlife. It is right next to the South... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GrantKJohson
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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
Check out the Area Closest to the Convention Center

This is a must stop for us while on the island. This time we spent some quiet birding along the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
CaptainSPI
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Sugar Land
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This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird watchers can spot many coastal and migratory birds and numerous others tempted by the berries on the fiddlewood bushes along the trail
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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South Padre Island, TX
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+1 956-761-3000
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"whaling wall"
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"convention center"
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"birding center"
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"fish"
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"elevated boardwalk"
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"great blue heron"
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"bird watching"
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"great birding"
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"take your time"
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"roseate spoonbills"
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"nice boardwalk"
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"clams"
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"baby alligator"
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"low tide"
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"species of birds"
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"butterfly garden"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Laguna Madre offers a wonderful opportunity to see coastal wildlife. It is right next to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, so there is a large contiguous area hosting birds, even if you can only access part of it from Laguna Madre. The...More

Thank GrantKJohson
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a must stop for us while on the island. This time we spent some quiet birding along the convention center wall. The number of birds here was fantastic and the solitude is a plus. Enjoy the peace here. And as always, there are...More

1  Thank CaptainSPI
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Come on in and pay and admission free and enjoy the beautiful birds of South Padre. First we went to the 3rd floor of the Main building to see a scenic view of the trail. I would suggest to do this first so you have...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Also a good place to walk On the boardwalk. Bicycle there for extra fun. Best birding, saw many warblers, shorebirds.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We took a hike through the portions of the park that were open during the shut down. What we saw was interesting and the place is very nice for hikers.

Thank KLC2210
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

It has been four years since we last visited the Laguna Madre Nature Trail located at the Convention Center. It is obvious that not much has been done to keep the trail in good repair. We noticed that signs explaining the habitat are so old,...More

Thank KSMeadowlark
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Just a great experience especially at Low Tide when the Flats are exposed. You'l see dozens of different species of Water birds foraging and loafing.

Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Walk was perfect, saw birds, Geckos and even an alligator, was a really inspiring time toward the end of our visit.

1  Thank Belinda W
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very nice boardwalk trail from the Convention Center and meanders on out to the Laguna Madre wetlands. Great for the kids. We saw turtles, crabs, fish and birds, a fun "treasure hunt". Beautiful views of the coastal lagoon. Very clean and well maintained.

Thank NinePine14775
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Park at the convention center and check it out too!! It's all free and within a stone's lob of the birding center. All the same animals and wildlife. Soo many birds, fish, crabs, insects, and we even saw baby AND adult alligators! We went in...More

1  Thank Robbie M
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No Charge.Same address as the SPI Conventions Centre. Open 24 hours.
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