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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

Address: 6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 956-761-6801
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Wiarton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic place to seemany species of birds. The s.tatic displays upstairs alone were worth the price of admission. There is an alligator with her babies on site

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What a great experience. So many birds, saw fish, alligator. Nice hike!! Fun to over look the city from the third floor. Help was vary knowledgeable.

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NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Birders and non-birders alike will enjoy a visit to the center and the walk out over the marsh. We enjoyed a tour given by a knowledgeable volunteer who pointed out a great many of the species that over-winter in the area. It's a good place to learn of other birding spots to visit in south Texas as well. Highly recommended!

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Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

When we drove by the Birding and Nature Center it looked like it would not be what I would be looking for. I looked at reviews and changed my mind and we stopped by. It was $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. There is a movie at the beginning which I usually like to skip. But, found it informative... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have been here many times and have never been bored, In the winter there are numerous migrating birds along with wild alligator, crabs, fish and many beautiful butterflies. The long all handicap accessible piers take you along the bay side of South Padre Island with it's natural plants. The cost is more then reasonable. So if you want a... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

With all the species of birds heading South for the winter, the resort allows you to see and enjoy many species of birds from far away as Northern Canada! It is truly worth visiting!!

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I am not a bird expert but several people there were and shared their knowldge with us. The walkways were in excellent shape and we saw LOTS of birds, an alligator, fish etc. I would highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great boardwalks and beautiful building. Small entry fee that is good for the entire day. They have guided tours.

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Toronto, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

As avid birders we made a beeline for the Center on our arrival on SPI. We weren't disappointed with the birding, but we were surprised that some boardwalks were now closed off from those at the adjoining Convention Center. Seems there is a political dispute, as you pay to go on the Birding Center boardwalks, but not for the Convention... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A nice walk, neat wildlife. It was interesting seeing the blue herons, we say the alligator, turtles, it was a nice peaceful time.

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