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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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Beauty :South Padre Island

Breezy, well maintained with waterfall and butterfly conservation. Small fee for entrance. Relaxing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
McAllen, Texas
via mobile
Very nice area, great place to see birds of different kinds.

What a wonderful place to go and spend a couple of hours. We seen an alligator, ducks, birds and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Apache Junction, Arizona
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6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
+1 956-761-6801
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Breezy, well maintained with waterfall and butterfly conservation. Small fee for entrance. Relaxing spot on an island with the herons, sparrows, crows, hummingbirds, and cardinals. Mesquite trees, palms, oak trees, and Esperanza trees are tropical beauty.

Thank YolandaManley
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful place to go and spend a couple of hours. We seen an alligator, ducks, birds and crabs. We went up to the observation tower for a wonderful view. The staff were very friendly. Loved walking the boardwalk and seeing the birds in...More

Thank Arizonakett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the plants and flowers. The birds were beautifu. Staff was very helpful. $5 for 55 and older. They give you a pass that is good for all day.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit. The volunteers were friendly and informative. The facilities are great with viewing decks and a walkway leading out into the marsh. We saw so many types of birds, crabs and even an alligator! Highly recommend!

Thank Merrybags
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 1/2 mile boardwalk around the back of the property was wonderful. Lots of opportunities to spot local wildlife. There were 5 covered bird blinds along the way to take a rest in the shade which was nice. The wind was strong enough off the...More

Thank Ali D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well thought out center. Something for even non birders. Second floor has some good displays. The center encouraged conservation without being preachy .The boardwalk is very accessible. Options to visit at your own pace. Docents were helpful even with harvey approaching.

Thank ohdeo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit for any vacation! We recommend taking the guided tour if possible as the guides for pointing out things that most people would miss. Nevertheless if you do the self-guided tour you'll still see a lot usually alligators turtles lots of herons lots...More

Thank Birdbet
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Really awesome! It was well-worth every second of it. The bird center is delightful, no other way to put it. The staff is super-friendly. The walk is about 1/2 mile all around, and it is in the blazing Texas sun, so if you're a weak,...More

Thank Orad O
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here with our family during our South Padre Island vacation and really enjoyed it. One of our daughters is in a wheelchair and it very easy too navigate the entire center. The boardwalk is well built and maintained and the staff is very friendly....More

Thank Lump68
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful! The nature center with the museum and educational exhibits inside the building are great! The art work displayed is a great accent to the place but the boardwalk was awesome! Great area for bird watching and witnessing nature at its best!...More

Thank Marie S
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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.