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“Birding alongside the condos”

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
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Owner description: Also on Facebook- South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This place was created among the towering condos and provides a place for bay fish to spawn and birds and other endemic wildlife to survive. An extensive boardwalk allows easy walking around and through some very nice native vegetation and the birding can be very good.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice facility. The boardwalks over the wetlands are good. The staff in my experience is more “volunteers” and uneven in their expertise. And I have a difficult time reconciling paying these guys $5.00 a head, when you can go to the convention center, right next door, and get the same boardwalks, plus a nice brushy habitat area, with a water feature and more expertise, for nothing. Save your money. The convention center is just as good, and it’s free.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here immensely. We saw an alligator in addition to a wide variety of birds, including pink spoonbills. There are a variety of displays in the center in addition to a small gift shop. If you love nature, you will appreciate this wonderful and worthy effort. Plenty of parking available. The only downside was the smell from the sewage processing center adjacent, but it was minor and didn't last other upon entering the center.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Loved the walk around the center. Really enjoyed seeing the birds! We will be back again. We went during HallowWings and enjoyed the butterfiles as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Took a walk around their boardwalk to view the birds and fish. Not a lot of birds there this time of year. Had fun watching the fish though and the view from the tower was great.

Date of experience: September 2018
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