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“This is done so well.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-761-6801
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“This is done so well.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

You should not miss the boardwalk through the nature center. It is a delight towards sunset. Be sure to bring your camera and a bird book. The Port Isabel bus service drops off right in front.

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100 Mile House, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Tops for birding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The many boardwalks offer excellent opportunities for viewing many different species of birds(and reptiles) at close range. Don't hesitate to pay the nominal admission fee as it is well worth the fee. Many hours could be spent here as on every trip around the boardwalk different birds can be seen.

Visited February 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Good Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

well worth the visit saw lots of birds and fish in the water nice walk along the board walk missed the aligators but otherwise it was agreat place to visit

Visited February 2013
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brookline, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“More habitat destruction”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This so-called birding center is a monument to artificiality and the current idea that a lot of glitz equals education. All the pretty diaramas and stuffed things and colorful exhibits are stomach-turning and unreal, phony and absurd. The fact that the idiotic building is there at all is simply mindblowing, as it tore up more habitat as did the convention center and electric company both of which should have been sacrificed to wildlife. The boardwalk is a delight still, however. The Texas coast is a mess and continues to be demolished by oil refineries and condominiums, so it is truly pathetic that a presumably environmentally aware group should erect this monstrosity.

Visited February 2013
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Worthwhile way to spend an afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Leisurely way to pass the afternoon. Modest entry fee ($4 for seniors). It was fun to try to spot the fifteen different wildlife described on the handout and then check them off. We were able to spot ten of the fifteen, including the alligator. Nice boardwalks make it an easy walk.

Visited February 2013
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