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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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Meandering boardwalks

Only $2 and the most tranquil place on South Padre Island. Not much to see except the bay,lots of fish and some birds - i guess the best time to do this is the fall migration... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I went because of all the rave reviews. We exited confused. Yes we saw a couple of birds but none that were especially pretty or fascinating. They were simply birds. Same with the fish. Plain fish, minnows, and catfish. BTW, no alligators but maybe they are dead now. We did see a couple of blue crabs which... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Only $2 and the most tranquil place on South Padre Island. Not much to see except the bay,lots of fish and some birds - i guess the best time to do this is the fall migration season - it's just too hot right now.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Lots of birds. Even saw some crabs. Watched the movie and it was ok. If you have time do it. The walk is really cool. Even if you don't like birds it is a nice walk and you see stuff you won't see anywhere else.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As a long time birder, I can't believe that I had never been to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center in all my visits to SPI. I am so glad I made it this time. I really loved my visit. The facility is so beautiful! Serene and nicely designed to look at the birds spending time there. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very interesting exhibits in south Texas bird and other wildlife. Elevated trails just long enough. Very hot day but still worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place is absolutely beautiful! I had a very nice chat with the lady at the front desk as soon as I got there! It is a great place to learn about the ecosystem on the island. It has an observation deck with great views or the bay and the gulf. It has a fun scenic walkway that leads you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We found this place looking for a different place and boy are we glad we found this place. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and it was great fun walking the trails of bridges to see all the wildlife. We saw so many different birds. Make sure to climb the tower or take the elevator to the top. Wonderful views.

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Coupland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great views of birds. Missed the resident alligator, though. Very informative. Center shows a film about the birds, etc. get a sheet to help identify the various birds.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I came here early in the morning, before the sun became too hot. Not a bad deal for $5.00. I got to see a few species of birds, a turtle, lots of fish, and even an alligator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

this place is awesome i recomnded when ever you travel to south padre island look for it it is and experience you will never forgoth

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