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“Tops for birding”

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
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Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The many boardwalks offer excellent opportunities for viewing many different species of birds(and reptiles) at close range. Don't hesitate to pay the nominal admission fee as it is well worth the fee. Many hours could be spent here as on every trip around the boardwalk different birds can be seen.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

well worth the visit saw lots of birds and fish in the water nice walk along the board walk missed the aligators but otherwise it was agreat place to visit

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This so-called birding center is a monument to artificiality and the current idea that a lot of glitz equals education. All the pretty diaramas and stuffed things and colorful exhibits are stomach-turning and unreal, phony and absurd. The fact that the idiotic building is there at all is simply mindblowing, as it tore up more habitat as did the convention center and electric company both of which should have been sacrificed to wildlife. The boardwalk is a delight still, however. The Texas coast is a mess and continues to be demolished by oil refineries and condominiums, so it is truly pathetic that a presumably environmentally aware group should erect this monstrosity.

Thank triggerbumpass
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Leisurely way to pass the afternoon. Modest entry fee ($4 for seniors). It was fun to try to spot the fifteen different wildlife described on the handout and then check them off. We were able to spot ten of the fifteen, including the alligator. Nice boardwalks make it an easy walk.

Thank tskuziej
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Having stayed our 2nd winter, we didnt visit the first time. We picked a beautiful day to go and thorou ghly enjoyed our tour. It was fun watching birds in their natural habitat and so relaxing taking our time in this excellent facility. Did you know their were alligators? I didnt, what a nice surprise.

Thank applechamp
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