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Address: South Padre Island, TX
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This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird...

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

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Several New Species for us!

We're not avid birders but we do enjoy seeing birds we've never seen before. This boardwalk was a treasure for us. We saw a reddish egret (new!), also common moorhens with their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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180 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we had visited here before experiencing the Port Aransas Nature Preserve, we would probably have been quite content, but we were spoiled by the diversity of wildlife in Port Aransas. The SPI Convention Centre boardwalk was free, and we did enjoy seeing the gulls and terns splashing in the shallow waters. A statuesque great blue heron was probably my... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The trail starts from the convention center. On this day, they had some sort of flea market of some sort (Sunday afternoon). Not sure if it's always this busy, as we went inside the convention center first to see what's this all about. They were charging $1 pp, so we decided it's not worth it as it's mostly just clothing.... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We're not avid birders but we do enjoy seeing birds we've never seen before. This boardwalk was a treasure for us. We saw a reddish egret (new!), also common moorhens with their brightly colored beaks & feet. And all the usual birds... herons, egrets, multitudes of different ducks, white & regular pelicans. Great fun & FREE!!!

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Belton, Texas
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85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I take my morning walks there. As a birder it is a great place to find and photograph the wildlife. Quite often you spot more uncommon birds among the trees and marsh grasses. Easy walking and close by all hotels. Parking at the convention center. It is free unlike the birding center next door and has the exact same type... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The free trail starts next to the convention center near the whaling wall (also worth seeing). You can travel along its boardwalk and see various birds; lizards; fish and if your lucky even an alligator all in their natural setting and habitat. (I must admit that we did see more on the birding and nature center walkways that at times... More 

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Platte City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Life goes by so fast, we spend most of our lives working and not thinking to much about nature. Well this place makes you appreciate what God has put on this earth to enjoy. Coastal birds are so gorgeous, and we saw hundreds of them.

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Thank junetimallow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

After our conference was over, we took a walk through this area. It was very beautiful. Our walk was in the afternoon, it was very beautiful to be able to look out over the bay and enjoy the view.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We totally enjoyed the Laguna Madre Nature Trail. It's free but hard to find because it's behind the convention center. We saw plenty of birds and even an alligator.

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Thank SanAntonio2110
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We absolutely enjoyed this trail...The Wyland Wall was gorgeously painted, we saw numerous birds, strange looking lizards and some many different plants, trees and flowers..and at the end it was completely peaceful out in the bird blind to just watch the fish in the water.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We enjoyed the walk here. We saw alot of birds that are common in the area. Some of the paths run parallel to ones from the birding center which is next door. This is free; the birding center is not.

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