South Padre Island Birding And Nature CenterCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 6801, Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597, 78597, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9567616801
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Educational Site, Broadway, Family And Kids, Sports And Recreation, Outdoors
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center - Review
South Padre Island is one of the leading birding hotspots in South Texas, and visitors hoping to witness extensive views of the island’s rich wetland habitats will be in for a treat on visiting the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is a non-profit organization created by the Economic Development Corporation of the Town of South Padre Island.
It is one of the nine World Birding Center sites located within the lower of Rio Grande Valley, and aims to provide excellent and rare birding opportunities along with interpretive tours of their site and educational opportunities to learn about birds and birding on South Padre Island.
The center has over 3300 linear feet of boardwalk, 5 blinds, a five storey observation tower with spectacular views of Laguna Madre, beaches and dunes of South Padre Island, the Gulf of Mexico and the South Padre Island skyline, a short educational documentary showing the wildlife of South Padre Island, and a gift shop.
Birds such as the black bellied whistling duck, the black skimmer, brown pelican, clapper rail, great egret and a whole host of many others can be seen at the center.
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center Ticket Prices
- $5 for adults.
- One can purchase a weekly, 3 monthly or an annual pass.
- The boardwalks are open with a weekly, monthly or annual pass. Guests can purchase passes daily 9am-5pm.
- $4 for students 13-18 years and seniors 55 years+, $2 for children 4-12 years, Under 4 years= free with paid adult.
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center Hours
- The visitor’s center is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the boardwalks are open as usual.
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Things to Know Before Visiting South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
95% of people who visit South Padre Island include South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
76.25% of people start their South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
78.21% of people prefer walking in order to reach South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center
South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center Trips
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South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center, South Padre Island Reviews
What a wonderful experience! Great price for the time spent, and the lovely views. $6 for adults and everyone else is about $5. Bring binoculars, a bottle of water, and a adventurous heart. I found that when I made it more of a scavenger hunt to find the birds and other wildlife it made the experience a lot more exciting! Love the ducks, and the view from the tower. :)
This place is AMAZING. Even our kids were enthralled. The boardwalks going over canals & marshlands make viewing wildlife so easy. And we SAW AN ALLIGATOR. The highlight of our trip for sure. We also saw egrets, cranes, ducks & fuzzy baby ducks, territorial crabs, turtles, and my sons favorite, the red beaked common gallalute. A must see for anyone!
I really enjoyed this place. There are plenty of bird watching rest spots so you can take a break from the Sun. We didn't see to many exotic birds so I recommend coming during the fall or spring. We also saw an alligator towards the end of the walk. If you like nature you'll like this place. You can rent binoculars and it's all very affordable.
We liked it....got to watch Ospreys trolling and we learned to speak Blue Heron...also loved the sand castle trail featured in this town
Had many variety of birds and fishes. I was impressed by it, but nothing really great or shocking to give it 5 stars. The resting spots are great and so are the views. Kinda dissapointed that I was not able to spot a gator.