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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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White crowned pigeon viewing

Nice day of viewing mainly shore birds with a bonus to see the white crowned pigeon that had taken... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hazel M
Beautiful, educational, and relaxing.

Each time I visit the island, this is one of my favorite places to peacefully explore nature. From... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
+1 956-761-6801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice day of viewing mainly shore birds with a bonus to see the white crowned pigeon that had taken up residence in a tree near the center.

Thank Hazel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time I visit the island, this is one of my favorite places to peacefully explore nature. From unique bird species, fish, crabs, and the resident alligator, there’s always something fascinating to spot. In the hotter months, bring a hat, and bottled water, and you’ll...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really a stretch and seems more like a person's dream of wanting something that is really not there. Might of had potential but there's a lack now. Hard to explain but you have to have a very forgiving imagination to get much out...More

Thank DCowley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great facility beautiful docks that allow you to view sea birds, ducks, and other wildlife. Schools of fish team in the waters along the way make for an entertaining walk.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Very nice and well maintained deck to see all types of birds and wildlife. Great staff to greet and assist. Also awesome view 5 stories up from the viewing deck.

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I learned so much about the birds and plants of South Texas. The view from the five-story observation tower gives the best view of South Padre Island. The kids I saw there loved it, too, even the three-year old.

Thank CatherineC2832
Reviewed 7 September 2018

if you are a bird watcher this is a nice place to see some birds, and alligators at times, there are hundreds of feet of elevated walk way and several bird blinds to enjoy take your binoculars and good camera for great shots, for birding,...More

Thank hpresas
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We loved the environment and the view of Nature, the fish, birds and so many plants, trees and bushes.

Thank Margarita A
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The Bird and Nature Centers provides excellent viewing and information about the the numerous birds, turtles and alligators found in this South Texas wetlands area. The center has a boardwalk that weaves around for almost a mile overlooking the bay and brackish areas. It also...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This was a highlight of our trip. It was a nice break from the beach one morning. We are not avid birdwatchers, so we went in with very little knowledge. We loved the views from the Birding Tower. We were lucky to be there when...More

Thank Erica A
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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.