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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Address: 6801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 956-761-6801
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Saw an alligator!!

This is a great facility! Wonderful, friendly volunteers & the wildlife was abundant. A must see on any visit to South Padre.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kate K
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great facility! Wonderful, friendly volunteers & the wildlife was abundant. A must see on any visit to South Padre.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing, serene spot. This is a really well thought-out nature center that offers lots of opportunities to view the birds in their natural habitat. I went around noon on Sunday and it wasn't crowded. The walk was really enjoyable and the facilities were nice.

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Portland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent boardwalk that covers a shallow saltwater area, open saltwater and also a fresh water area on the lagoon side of the island. Saw lots of mostly aquatic birds, many of which were used to seeing people close by so were not very skiddish. Also lots of fish visible [sea trout and others]; some up to 20". Well layed out,... More 

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dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful facility that lets visitors see not only birds but all kinds of local fauna and flora up close. We very much enjoyed our tour with Javier, and saw two life birds in under an hour - Sora and Long billed curlew! The kids loved seeing the fish, crabs, alligators, dragonflies, and butterflies. This was a highlight... More 

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This center was well laid out with a good rooftop view of the island. Walkways were nice. At this time of year we didn't see much. Ducks, herons, a couple of alligators. But this was a pleasant outing. Very little shade, so be prepared if it's a hot sunny day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Robert, our guide was outstanding! He was humorous, knowledgable, and interesting. We were amazed at all the wildlife in one place! The short movie was a good introduction before leaving on the tour. Overall, it was a great experience!

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SUMTER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best birding we have visited. Very helpful, knowledgable, and informative staff. Very nice area and boardwalk.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a bird sanctuary which is viewed from thousands of feet of level boardwalks. Many native birds can be spotted along with turtles, fish, butterflies, dragonflies and alligators. A treasure on SPI.

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San Ramon, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the morning here and enjoyed viewing the marsh wit fish, birds, crabs and alligators. The friendly staff lent us a wagon for our kids to use. Finished off the trip with ice cream. Definitely recommend!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on a cold/ rainy day so it is nice that now only can you view birds from the boardwalks but also indoor views!

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