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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Birders, bring your cameras!

A wonderful network of boardwalks bring visitors close to the feathered inhabitants of this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dennis P
Prior Lake, Minnesota

It was a wonderful walk. We enjoyed the variety of birds (& an alligator!). Nice exhibit upstairs... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sheila S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
+1 956-761-6801
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful network of boardwalks bring visitors close to the feathered inhabitants of this beautiful, marshy area on the lagoon side of the island. We went out to photograph and view the birds on our own, but got in on the beginning of a naturalist-led...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a wonderful walk. We enjoyed the variety of birds (& an alligator!). Nice exhibit upstairs too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've traveled the country seeking out specific birds at WLR and this one is right up there with the best. If you are a photographer the afternoon light 1-5 pm is very nice. There are places where you can position yourself to be back to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to spend an hour or two strolling the walkways here. You see and hear many birds feeding, flying and wading in the very pretty wetlands. If you get lucky you'll see a resident alligator (from a safe walway!) Don't miss it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marash A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was nice for what it was. Few gators here and there but I don’t know enough about the type of birds that were there to be high on a spot like this. Kids would probably enjoy this place

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a really nice place.it was a nice long stroll, as we looked for alligators.All we found was alligator bait! we came along a nice older man throwing a net for bait fish that he sold to the fishing boats.Asked if it botherd him...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank buck f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our three generation family enjoyed our leisurely stroll on the boardwalks viewing birds, fish and looking for alligators. We also enjoyed the great Island views from the 5 story tower. Even saw some late migrants like magnolia warblers and snipes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Birdbet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're interested in seeing bird that frequent saline, fresh or brackish waters and marshes, particularly during migrations, this is a fabulous location to do that. They have indoor exhibits and a lookout tower, but the delight is in walking their boardwalk through the various...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The API Birding and Nature center is a wonderful facility that provides up close access to a wide variety of birds. They provide an informative free tour and are located right on the water, so you will lots of information and sightings of the local...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PamRoad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful free tour that explained the migration habits of different birds that come through South Padre Island!

Date of experience: October 2018
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30 October 2018|
Response from cristin26 |
Thank you for your interest in the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Please visit our website for updated information, cost and schedule of events. visit our website for more information. we are only closed on... More
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27 March 2017|
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Response from Cristin H | Property representative |
It is very hot here in South Texas during July and August. I recommend coming in the morning for the best viewing of the resident birds. The best seasons to see a lot of birds would be during Spring and Fall Migration... More
16 August 2016|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
We paid senior rates and I think it was 5 dollars a piece.