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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 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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South Padre Island, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We have a season pass and go there at least 3 times a week in the 6 months that we live on the Island each year. Always something new to see. We always take our friends there when they come down.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Wow! A true gem for nature lovers. This is the real deal, not a tourist trap. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity.

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Rota, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great Price Excellent displays and very Professional staffing. Beautiful birds of all kinds are the highlight!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very interesting view of the wetlands and island nature. Numerous bird and native fish sightings. Worth the walk just to see the lone gator chilling next to the pier.

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We did not visit during best birding season but this was a fantastic experience. Lots of birds. Video very informative. Observation tower was very nice. Great experience even for wheel chair riders

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Had my husband drop me off to spend 2 1/2 hours soaking in the scenery & wildlife. Excellent boardwalks with abundant water birds, including an Osprey. View from observation tower is great! Also, well displayed information museum & gift shop. Enjoyed the informative movie with excellent wildlife cinematography included.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The weather was the biggest downside of our visit to the birding center, be prepared for major wind. This may have been a factor in why there was so few birds when we toured. The scenery and boardwalk hike are all beautiful. Plus, there was plenty of fish, crabs, and turtles to dicover; however we found it lacking in actual... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful place. Staff is friendly and the boardwalks are gorgeous. I just wish I would have seen more birds, but I will probably come back later in the fall or spring. I could have stayed there all day had it not been so hot.

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A fee to access the boardwalk, but you do get to see a lot of birds. They also had alligators but we didn't see them when we went. Staff is well versed in the birds of the area if you are trying to identify any or just get good info.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved our visit to the birding & nature center. The have a video to watch on the different birds in this area (we plan to visit now in the spring to see all the birds who migrate here). You can rent binoculars and purchase bird seed. We saw a lot of cool birds, some up close since we had... More

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