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“Bring your camera” 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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Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Bring your camera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

A must see while on the island. Self guided tour with an abundance of wildlife. Bring a hat, binoculars,a camera and good walking shoes.

Visited March 2013
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Carrollton, Texas
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Birds, crocodiles and butterflies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great boardwalks around the bay area with several shaded stops. It can get crowded on a nice day. Plant to spend at least an hour wandering the paths. The day we were there two crocodiles had taken up residence on the shore to sun themselves. Make sure to stop at the Convention Center garden area. If flowers are blooming, butterflies are everywhere.

Visited February 2013
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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“A must see if in the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The tourist center has lots to look at and there are 2 great videos to watch on how they release the baby sea turtles. It's a 10 minute drive around the area, well worth the time.

Visited February 2013
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El Paso
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51 reviews
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“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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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“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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