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

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Montgomery, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a lovely place to spend the afternoon. Many birds, sea life, and sometimes a gator to see. It's a beautiful stroll along very nice walk ways. Be sure to bring binoculars and a camera. This is definitely a do not miss if you are in the area. Each visit brings new critters to enjoy.

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Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lots of birds to feed. One bag of food was not enough. Lots of unshaded walkways so a hat is a must. I think young and old alike would like this place. It was more walking than I thought but not too much. Would come again.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I participated in one of the regularly scheduled volunteer guided tours and friendly knowledgable birders helped me to identify 32 commonly viewed and some rarely seen birds. It's a wonderful experience for all ages.

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Converse, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Birthday trip to South Padre Island for our first visit; even though we have lived in Texas for 40+ years. Beautiful, relaxing place. Walked the birding/nature center boardwalk twice during our 4 day trip and got saw butterflies, birds, fish and a new Mama alligator. Also, went on a great dolphin watch cruise from Pier 19 with so many dolphins,... More

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Shreveport
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was a hidden jewel in South Padre Island. We really enjoyed our visit to this place. The birds, fish and other wildlife and flowers were amazing! I really enjoyed watching the many varieties of birds. The walkways were so nice and everything was so well-kept. The staff were also very friendly. I highly recommend this place.

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Round Rock, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful facility! We asked the girl at the front desk what we could see and do at the center. Her response was " see birds". LOL. It is more than that! The main building has three floors. The first floor has a gift shop and and auditorium where you can watch an educational video. The second floor has a museum... More

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