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Address: South Padre Island, TX
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This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird...

This 1,500-foot boardwalk crosses four acres of marshland, where bird watchers can spot many coastal and migratory birds and numerous others tempted by the berries on the fiddlewood bushes along the trail

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We absolutely enjoyed this trail...The Wyland Wall was gorgeously painted, we saw numerous birds, strange looking lizards and some many different plants, trees and flowers..and at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Shannon D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely enjoyed this trail...The Wyland Wall was gorgeously painted, we saw numerous birds, strange looking lizards and some many different plants, trees and flowers..and at the end it was completely peaceful out in the bird blind to just watch the fish in the water.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We enjoyed the walk here. We saw alot of birds that are common in the area. Some of the paths run parallel to ones from the birding center which is next door. This is free; the birding center is not.

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1 Thank dfinnie
Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is right next to the Birding Center and is free for visitos, which also means that it is not well maintained. Fewer bird blinds and more overgrown marsh plants mean there are less opportunities for viewing. But you can choose to go early morning or late evening, increasing your chances for viewing birds.

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1 Thank Wyliecoat
Tustin, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Had a real nice stroll. Many different birds and fish and saw Mama Alligator! Many migratory birds. Different vegetation..

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Sugar Land
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Nice hide-away on the busy, noisy island. This is a free attraction and is suitable for all ages. You don't have to be an "old coot" to enjoy the wildlife here. Two trails are available: one heads out into the bay, the other into the grassy marsh. On this visit, we saw the usual inhabitants plus one slightly rare visitor,... More 

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2 Thank CaptainSPI
GRANGER
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is the trail that runs next to the World Birding Center's boardwalk (and free). It is a wonderful place to have close encounters with a variety of bird species. Depending on the water level, you can also see turtles and fish. This place was a highlight of our visit here in 2005 and it did not disappoint us this... More 

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Texas
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The Laguna Madre Nature Trail is next to the Convention Center and parking available on the side. As you walk in you will see the Whaling Wall of the Convention Center, then you take the short trail beside it and get on the boardwalk. This place is close to the Birding Center. There are so many animals to see and... More 

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3 Thank acee53
Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A Must go and see. Toms of wildlife and great natural scenery for any age Photographers paradise for shooting birds and butterflies.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It's really neat to walk this short trail. REALLY worth the time to see. There is an area to watch the parasailing. REALLY COOL to watch!

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Thank Beedo
texas
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I saw frogs, craves, ducks, spiders, birds, flowers, plants. It is ok. You supposed to see alligators. I didn't see any. I couldn't take pictures. My battery was death.

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