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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

#3 of 46 things to do in South Padre Island Features Animals
6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
+1 956-761-6801
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Should've done the "free" boardwalk 3 ft away!!

Kind of expensive for what we got to do. Spent $34 on admission for our family, only to realize... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sagebrandon
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Edmond, OK
Glad we went!

We are glad we decided to give this a try on our recent SPI trip. The view from atop the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SATravelGrl
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San Antonio, Texas
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6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kind of expensive for what we got to do. Spent $34 on admission for our family, only to realize that there is a FREE boardwalk that runs parallel to this one that is literally 3 ft away!! We didn't see many birds. Mainly saw ducks....More

Thank sagebrandon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are glad we decided to give this a try on our recent SPI trip. The view from atop the observatory is amazing! They also have a small diorama display and educational video show indoors. The walk along the boardwalk areas to spot birds, turtles,...More

Thank SATravelGrl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on our yearly family trek to SPI, in 5 years we had never been and we were missing out! The boardwalk is a great place to see, hear and feed native birds, sea life, and alligators. We went on a cloudy, rainy morning...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We saw many kinds of birds and their babies and even saw an alligator, turtles, crabs and many fish!

Thank momofccb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the birding center it had a great board walk plenty of deferent birds and alligators turtles and a museum really great learning experience for the entire family

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative location on the inside on. On the outside we were able to take the plank walk and able to see all of the different bird species that are nesting here on the island. We even was able to see one of saltwater alligators...More

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very educational enjoyed the walk loved to taking pictures from up on the tower had a great time plan on returning again next summer

Thank susan_ball96
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son (6) and I recently visited. For a total entry fee of $9, this outing is hard to beat. We planned our visit around a time when a volunteer guide was giving a tour. (I looked up the schedule of events on their website)....More

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and well kept facility, we saw a lot of birds and doing the bird scavenger hunt was fun for the kids.

Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the weather was very cooperative. Cool and overcast. Wildlife was abundant. Facilities were well maintained. We enjoyed the variety of birds. We had tried to go a prior year, but prices were too high. Prices this trip were much more family friendly. Glad we...More

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rf s
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Cristin H | Property representative |
It is very hot here in South Texas during July and August. I recommend coming in the morning for the best viewing of the resident birds. The best seasons to see a lot of birds would be during Spring and Fall Migration... More
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Chris N
August 15, 2016|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
We paid senior rates and I think it was 5 dollars a piece.
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