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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Guided tour Great

We took the bird watching tour starting at 9 am. The guide was very knowledgeable and even though... read more

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Judi H
Not many birds, but did see water creatures

Enjoyed our time birding. We spent nearly 2 hours observing not just birds, also many water... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Linda G
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6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
+1 956-761-6801
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the bird watching tour starting at 9 am. The guide was very knowledgeable and even though it was lightly raining but windy we had a great time. We were pleased with the mini-display of animals and the videos provided by the center. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judi H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed our time birding. We spent nearly 2 hours observing not just birds, also many water creatures.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the island because it's so uncommercial. Having a place to just enjoy nature is ideal. We saw birds, turtles, alligators, butterflies and more! The walking trails are peaceful and I highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on a motor coach (bus) tour from the Chicago / Wisconsin area visiting sights in South Texas and our tour company chose the SPI Birding & Nature Center for our morning activity. The morning we visited was a bit foggy but it didn't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Duane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

For us, it's worth the price (we get a week's pass, try to visit daily). Well-maintained (recycled surface) extensive boardwalk with many different habitats viewable. Daily (?) morning birdwalks done by volunteers (who vary in terms of a balance of knowledge and enthusiasm but are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank brodger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok if you have some time to kill. Grounds were clean. Not many birds there. Saw more birds just walking the beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GalenHaddock
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love birds, this is a neat place to view many variety of birds. A great place to photograph birds too. There are covered sitting areas when you reach the ends of the each walking paths.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you, thank-you so much Brittany for befriending us and giving us a lesson on birding. You are an amazing person and you made us "winter texans" feel right at home. I wish would could have posted our thanks on the SPI Birding website but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mamaelf2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed nearby and I visited several times during our time on South Padre. Every day is a new experience. We had family visit for a day and I brought them here and we had a picnic on back veranda before exploring the center. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of bird sightings, even saw crab & turtles. Nice place to spend some time with nature. Was extremely windy that day of 30-45 mph winds so did not spend as much time there as we would have liked to. Reasonable price of $6 per...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from hpresas | Reviewed this property |
Water birds and pelagic possible. Bring great pair of binoculars or camera. Sabal Palm will give you a different types of birds, inland... Enjoy
October 29, 2018|
Response from cristin26 |
Thank you for your interest in the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Please visit our website for updated information, cost and schedule of events. visit our website for more information. we are only closed on... More
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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