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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-6801
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is educational. It a great place to bring the kids and locate all the birds on the list. Even the teenagers put down the technology to participate. This is a wholesome way to spend a few hours bonding with the family. There is several alligators but we were unable to find them.

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Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This gorgeous birding center on the Laguna Madre (a lovely bay between South Padre Island and the Texas mainland) is worth a visit, especially during migration times. You'll see bird species you could only imagine, and you'll do it from lovely bayside walkways with gorgeous plantings, water features, and the best views in Texas. Just do it.

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norwood
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is our first trip to the island and we are not disappointed with our decision to visit here. We decided to visit the birding center one morning and glad we did. Not only is it inexpensive, but peaceful. You can spend an hour or two, depending on your style. Give it a try!

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McAllen, Texas, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The view from the outlook was great. A great place to take in the water and ocean air. Whether taking pictures and being there to enjoy the sunset. It's rated R (repeat).

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wife and I loved walking on the boardwalk that is the nature trail. Took the guided tour. Host was very knowledgeable. Pointed out many of the birds. Just a beautiful site.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A beautiful habitat for bird watching along the Laguna Madre on South Padre Island. A top notch visitor centre, boardwalks and viewing blinds with very affordable entrance fee- $4 for seniors. Be sure to see the intro video before you go out on the property and go up to the viewing tower to see the lay of the land. Good... More

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Las Vegas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A friend and I visited SPI on a gal's vacation and visited The Birding and Nature Center. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we went back the next day. Love the wooden walkways and covered seating areas along the way.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were greeted at the front desk by a very friendly volunteer who let us stash our bike helmets and back packs behind her counter. She suggested that we wait a few minutes for the Wednesday matinee in the theater. A very interesting video of the history of this area of the Laguna Madre and the birds that nest in... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A good break from the beach for anyone who likes peace and quiet, and wants to see all of the birds living in or around South Padre. Take the tour if you have time. Well worth it, and very informative.

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Rockford, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a terrific place for a walk, peace and quiet and bird watching. They've done an outstanding job with the trails and places to sit and view birds. Very lovely.

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