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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Address: 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
Phone Number: +1 956-761-6801
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If you like birds it's a great place

Staff was friendly. I think it's a nice place to visit,we did see alot of birds,gift shop is nice awesome view from the top floor

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brigette W
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff was friendly. I think it's a nice place to visit,we did see alot of birds,gift shop is nice awesome view from the top floor

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Thank Brigette W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't go all the way in..but we looked around the butterfly garden and the bridge out front..Beautiful, definitely a place to come back to one day

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Thank Shannon D
Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the northern part of the island with easy access, plenty of parking spots and affordable admission fees it is a fun place to visit. It may be a little hot during summer, so take plenty of water with you on your visit - we did. Covered bird watching stations offer shaded area for rest. Birds are definitely there.... More 

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Thank LesKudla
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a morning here watching the birds and saw the alligator. If you stand still in the blinds, you will see a lot more birds, fish and insects. Great views from the tower. Nice visit!

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Thank Mosslady53
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend & I visited here. I highly recommend this for every & any one. Be sure to watch the informative film they show about SPI. Also go up to the top of the observation tower. It's a beautiful sight. Then take the boardwalks around the center to watch the fish, birds & butterflies. We even saw a baby alligator!... More 

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Thank Mary Ann J
Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For dead of summer, nice relaxing time...bird watching and walking on their pier. Free map w/ pics of most common birds. Maybe an Aligator sighting. Great ac indoors.

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Thank Tom S
Lozano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My children really enjoyed walking along the trails, watching all of the birds and wildlife around them. it was an awesome experience for them and i am very grateful for places like this that can teach my little ones about taking care of these magnificent creatures and the places they live in.

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Thank jesgar2
Milo, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the nature center. We enjoyed reading the history of the nature center/wetland area. We also enjoyed seeing the wide variety of birds throughout the tour of the wetland area. The area is huge, put on your walking shoes.

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Thank LisaWh64767
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center was a great experience. They have great tours with a guide who knows so much. Very experienced and passionate staff. Cool gifts in the giftshop.

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Thank Kristi C
Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Grandaughter was fascinated with all the birds & fishes. A reasonably price attraction that was very enjoyable.

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