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“Always a highlight of SPI” 4 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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El Paso
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Always a highlight of SPI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We love this center and its vast boardwalk. Always watch the short film and birding and sealife on the island. Always listen to staff words of advice. Always walk the boardwalk, short or long version. This time we saw one of the elusive alligators, a snowy egret, and several roseate spoonbills.

Visited February 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Bird Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

There were so many different species of birds. Fun to watch in their own habitat. Actually saw a couple where one bird wanted to be alone and was so crabby with another bird, entertaining. Also saw a couple big alligators sunning themselves on the shoreline. Fun watching the crabs swimming around as well. Nicely done!

Visited February 2013
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moira NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Birding on SPI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Extensive boardwalk enables easy viewing / sighting of birds and native wild life on SPI. Great oportunity for pix of birds and alligators if out. T shirts & souveneirs available in their gift shop. Admission is $5

Visited February 2013
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Zeeland, MI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful birds!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Don't miss the SPI Birding Center! We love walking the boardwalks in the morning, at noon and in the evening. This is a great place to view birds. This morning we saw Reddish Egrets, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, a Clapper Rail, an American Bittern, Roseate Spoonbills, White Ibis, several redhead ducks and other ducks. We also saw a belted kingfisher and the Flammulated Owl that has been causing lots of interest here lately. This was our first day at SPI and we are looking forward to walking the boardwalks at the Birding Center again and again.

Visited February 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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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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