South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, South Padre Island

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Whether you’re a devoted birdwatcher or simply enjoy spending time outdoors, South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is a great stop for your itinerary. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre, South Padre Island’s wetlands are home to more than 300 species, including the endangered brown pelican, piping plover and peregrine falcon. Watch the documentary screened in the auditorium to learn about the island’s birds and other wildlife. Then, head to the boardwalk to spy a variety of birds. The five blinds and five story-tower are great spots for watching. The island’s rich wildlife also includes a variety of plants and animals, such as dolphins and alligators. Bring sunscreen if you’re visiting on a hot day, as most of the boardwalk doesn't offer cover. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center by using our South Padre Island itinerary maker.
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  • In all our trips to SPI, we had never been here. We gave it a try and were rewarded with a pleasant experience. The staff was awesome and it is well worth a visit. 
  • Great way to get away from the hectic beach and take a walk on a boardwalk among the natural bay flora and fauna. We saw many birds, ducks, turtles, crabs, and even an alligator. Don't forget to sign ...  read more »
  • Saw this place and thought we'd check it out. Glad we did. Super clean, I love clean! It cost $6.00 for each adult, I have 3 more years before I reach senior, age 55. There's a long, walk way, that go...  read more »
  • I love coming here for not only the amazing views of the bay and the scenic walk of the never ending deck; but the view from the "lighthouse" is breathtaking. I love seeing all the different birds and learning about them and their habitats. These people have worked hard to give these birds a sanctuary. Decent admission price and money well spent. Bring the entire family and enjoy yourselves!
  • It was a lot more fun than i thought. Didnt see the allagator but still worth it.. fed birds fishes and wathed the movie gelt like a kid again
  • Great nature walk. We saw the alligator at the very end underneath the boardwalk. Also lots of rare birds. Our little daughter dropped her sandal in the water and one of the staff came and got it out with a long pole. Enjoyed it, will go back.
  • We saw a few of the birds on the list that we should see, did not find the alligator, and had a ton of pigeons swarming us. Saw many fish, crabs and ducks. Nature does its own thing so I don't find that this was bad. We went middle of the day and likely would have seen more earlier before the heat. Overall worth the $6 entry and a nice walk.
  • Great, cheap nature experience while you're in South Padre Island. Lots of marine and avian wildlife to see and a good boardwalk walk to burn off lots of vacation calories.
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