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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
+1 956-761-6801
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Not what you might expect... Better

Went here on a trip with my sister in November. Weather was wonderful, and there was much more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tara B
Great visit!

My husband and I were in South Padre Island celebrating our anniversary and his birthday. We stayed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
+1 956-761-6801
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here on a trip with my sister in November. Weather was wonderful, and there was much more ground to cover than we had expected! "Trails" are all well maintained and the wildlife was exciting to find! Aside from numerous birds, we saw a stingray,...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in South Padre Island celebrating our anniversary and his birthday. We stayed in the Hilton Garden Inn right across the street from the Bird and Nature Center. As we pulled over into the entrance of parking lot, low and behold...More

Thank YCFavor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love birds. This center for bird watching on South Padre Island, with an easily found location next to the Convention Center faces the Laguna Madre, which is the place the birds love the best. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and they rent birding-quality...More

Thank MaryJaneT368
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place and what a great job y’all do to preserve nature. Keep doing a amazing job, I loved the place and will go back.

Thank Marcelo R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been around for a couple years and never visited this place until yesterday. Was surprised at the size of thus place, and the amount of birds around. Best part of the visit is when we saw a baby alligator sunning in the parking lot.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful facility to get acquainted with local birds but also familiarize yourself with migratory birds. This place is fantastic!

Thank mspgray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had no idea it was as extensive as it is. Very educational and an experience we will repeat. It is located next to the turtle rescue center which has been expanded and will open soon.

Thank flybear36
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting a great way to spend the afternoon and the volunteers are very helpful.Never have seen big fish hunt smaller fish and have them jump right out of the water and skip over the surface.Saw a croc trying to sneak up on a heron.

Thank jthomas0
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Someone at our hotel recommended a stop here and we figured why not?!?!? We really enjoyed it! Beautiful facility and so neat to see such a large variety of birds! Way different than what we see in the Midwest! Very peaceful place!

Thank ShiningStar0921
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We walked all through and saw all kinds of different birds. All kinds of information on migration and how they all interact.

Thank mfolsom
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rf s
27 March 2017|
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Response from Cristin H | Property representative |
It is very hot here in South Texas during July and August. I recommend coming in the morning for the best viewing of the resident birds. The best seasons to see a lot of birds would be during Spring and Fall Migration... More
Chris N
16 August 2016|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
We paid senior rates and I think it was 5 dollars a piece.