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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Address: 6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 956-761-6801
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Birding at it's best

Very Informative lots to see ,Great Family fun ,Birding and nature at it's best ,Staff was very knowledgeable about the surroundings,Lots to see

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fenton, Michigan
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Fenton, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very Informative lots to see ,Great Family fun ,Birding and nature at it's best ,Staff was very knowledgeable about the surroundings,Lots to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great experience with a goerge beeing a great host and capitan.... Saw lots of lovely dolphins on this trip..well worth it.....and compared to sea world and others...it's real........

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Fort Davis, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If on South Padre, you must take a morning to view this center. They have planned this reserve perfectly...

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Cornell, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great overview of the Laguna Madre ecosystem with a bit of history thrown in as well. Really nice boardwalk over the wetlands.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very nice facility with a short film and a gift shop Plenty of parking.. Borders the city-owned birding ponds. and is adjacent to the turtle rescue place. Walk or take the elevator to the top of the tower for the best views.. We had a wonderful docent-led tour. Afterward head north for unspoiled beach and dunes.

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not a bird watcher but others in our party are. I went "birding" for the first time. Great place with great scenery plus the wildlife. I totally enjoyed my visit. Plus everyone was very friendly!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice nature center and walkway through the wetlands on the bayside of S Padre Island. Lots of opportunity for photo shots of birds and alligators. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was an enjoyable time out but you must like birds. Nice gift shop.

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The walkway is beautiful and depending on the season and weather, the wildlife is abundant. It is relaxing and calming.

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved this place. Nice visitor center and a very tall tower to view from several floors up. you can see for miles on a clear day. Lots of board walks to get you out to see the birds plus a garden for non-water fowl. There is lots to see. Unfortunately we were there on a very windy day (winds 20-25... More 

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Houston, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just in time for a guided tour by George & Fran Ostrander. This was a 2-hour tour and we enjoyed it greatly. They also have a great gift shop.

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