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“Birds, crocodiles and butterflies”

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
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Useful Information: Activities for older children
Carrollton, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Birds, crocodiles and butterflies”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Great boardwalks around the bay area with several shaded stops. It can get crowded on a nice day. Plant to spend at least an hour wandering the paths. The day we were there two crocodiles had taken up residence on the shore to sun themselves. Make sure to stop at the Convention Center garden area. If flowers are blooming, butterflies are everywhere.

Visited February 2013
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must see if in the area.”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

The tourist center has lots to look at and there are 2 great videos to watch on how they release the baby sea turtles. It's a 10 minute drive around the area, well worth the time.

Visited February 2013
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El Paso
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Always a highlight of SPI”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We love this center and its vast boardwalk. Always watch the short film and birding and sealife on the island. Always listen to staff words of advice. Always walk the boardwalk, short or long version. This time we saw one of the elusive alligators, a snowy egret, and several roseate spoonbills.

Visited February 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bird Heaven”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

There were so many different species of birds. Fun to watch in their own habitat. Actually saw a couple where one bird wanted to be alone and was so crabby with another bird, entertaining. Also saw a couple big alligators sunning themselves on the shoreline. Fun watching the crabs swimming around as well. Nicely done!

Visited February 2013
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moira NY
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Birding on SPI”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Extensive boardwalk enables easy viewing / sighting of birds and native wild life on SPI. Great oportunity for pix of birds and alligators if out. T shirts & souveneirs available in their gift shop. Admission is $5

Visited February 2013
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