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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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Fantastic set up . Easy and convent boardwalk. Watched a film about south Texas at 2pm. Great value. Saw two alligators and many birds and butterflies

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic set up . Easy and convent boardwalk. Watched a film about south Texas at 2pm. Great value. Saw two alligators and many birds and butterflies

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to see birds,band also alligators. There are plenty of fish you can see. Great blue Herons, and plenty of migrating birds. There is a fee to get in, nice restrooms, and a good gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Nice walk into the bay, saw a mother alligator and baby, lots of birds and fish. Good museum and outstanding view from the 3rd floor.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of birds of every kind. Loved to see them in their natural habitat. Liked to see the alligator too. Highly recommend.

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Winthrop
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great little welcoming area and museum. The boardwalk was pleasant with several different types of birds and even an alligator. This is a MUST thing to visit on the island

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Rolla, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The birds are so cool. They want to be photographed and want you to visit them. The fish and baby alligators were visible and on our visit could be seen. The fish were nesting and when the birds were not visible the fish were a show. Any errant fish who got to close to a nest was quickly chased away... More 

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We did not spot many birds however we saw lots of fish, crabs, and oysters. Oh yeah and can't forget about the 3 alligators. Many beautiful pictures of SPI natural habitat. It was beautiful!

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Houston, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

After having lived on the bay and beach in Florida, I must admit my expectations were not that high for this Center. Plus, I have had the opportunity to visit several nature centers throughout my travels and thought this smaller sanctuary would not compare to some others. I was wrong!! There were a great variety of birds and ducks to... More 

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Bellville, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I had extra time while on South Padre Island and were curious about the Birding Center so we went in late afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good informational guides, a quaint gift shop and spacious viewpoints. We enjoyed strolling the raised walkways that blend in beautifully with the adjacent marshy wetlands fronting the Laguna Madre. If you're... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We loved it so much we went every day of our vacation, sometimes twice. Wonderful, knowledgable staff. Excellent facility. When the building is closed you can still walk the boardwalks. We saw so many different types of birds, a few alligators and lots of turtles. Ask about the week long pass. Just can't say enough about how great this place... More 

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