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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Address: 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
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+1 956-761-6801
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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I liked walking through looking at birds and other wildlife. I don't know much about what kind of bird is what but I love the outdoors. Just looking for alligators, fish, crabs is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
prospecthackett
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Prospect, Connecticut
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Prospect, Connecticut
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked walking through looking at birds and other wildlife. I don't know much about what kind of bird is what but I love the outdoors. Just looking for alligators, fish, crabs is a challenge to find. Great if you like being outside.

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Avon, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you at all enjoy viewing birds, especially water birds, and seeing a large variety you will appreciate the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Thank Alice B
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the small entrance fee. Helpful staff provided maps and guides. Walkways were easy to navigate and the wildlife was easily accessible. Very clean. Didn't see the alligator:( We would definitely return.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People from all over the world come here to watch birds and I know now why. I spent recently two weeks on SPI , it was spring time and I was amazed by the variety of birds, which I had never seen before. I don't know much about birds, but nevertheless I enjoyed the many varieties. It is useful to... More 

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Thank VeronikaEhrlich
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a gem!! We spent forever on the boardwalks, seeing all kinds of wildlife up close and personal! Then we toured the center, also a wealth of information. We went back multiple times over our visit!

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1 Thank Sara W
Missouri City, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This center offers a 1.5 mile walk on a board walk where you are sure to see several types of birds, alligators, fish and butterflies. We even saw some baby birds in April. Be sure to bring the sun screen, much of the walk is open air.

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1 Thank fjpmax
Stephenville, Texas
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83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I are here in SPI for our wedding anniversary and today we visited this wonderful Center. We chatted with the friendly staff and watched the 11 min. film. Then up top of the center to get a panoramic view of the whole area... breath taking! I was in my element, plants and BIRDS! This is very well... More 

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1 Thank SmilingBig
Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just loved this visit. The birds and alligators were so fun to spot. It was a great family day. Wear sunscreen and tennis shoes!

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1 Thank Chadndee
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The paper ads say seniors are $4 but the cost is $5. There is a a turnstyle right inside the door. You pay first. It is a beautiful building. We took the whole boardwalk. You really should be a bird watcher and have binoculars. We saw a few birds, no Alligators. Those who are birders might give it a 5.... More 

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Thank straughnindian
Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Birding and nature center was a great way to spend an afternoon. You can meander through the trails at your own pace and explore the wildlife on your own schedule. We saw lots of wildlife including alligators. It's also a great place to practice your photography skills.

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