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South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center, South Padre Island - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 6801, Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Phone: +1-9567616801

Ticket Price: 5 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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 Opening and Closing Hours

  • The visitor’s center is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the boardwalks are open as usual.

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  • There's what in the waters ? This place opened my eyes to the reality of what awaits you in these waters. The place is beautiful an clean, a great place for that moment of serenity an peace, escape by stopping by an spend at least 2 hours sitting an walking around, take some memorable photos.

  • My kids loved the bird scavenger hunt. The boardwalk is very nice and its great to see all the different birds.The facility is beautiful inside and air conditioned. Kids liked making crafts and going to the very top of the tower to see the whole island. There's ice cream inside to cool down if it's really hot outside. Admission is very inexpensive - less than $20 for a family of 4. Overall geat experience!

  • Spectacular place to see many species of animals in a beautiful, natural, and open environment. The long boardwalk and plentiful shaded viewing stations provided my small family of 4 over an hour of nature enjoyment. We were ecstatic to actually see an Alligator in the wild!! Definitely the highlight.

  • Beautiful facility and gift shop. Clean restrooms. Very educational video. Great place to watch birds and wildlife, nice place to get away for awhile from the busy beach area. Good for kids although there is an entrance fee. Boardwalk is fun but can get really hot in summer so bring a hat and some cold drinks. No pets allowed. Great place if you like taking pictures of birds and wildlife. has lots for a small area. Also fun is the watch tower. Definitely recommend it if you have kids and are ok to pay a small fee.

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  • Not going to lie here, I had to wake two 12 year olds up and tell them we were going for a hike. There were groans. There was eye rolling. Until..we started walking. Instantly, they were looking for the alligator. Asking what birds we were seeing. Taking pictures. They were all smiles and super excited. We had a great time. We saw ducklings, alligators, turtles, fish, crabs and and at least 20-30 species of birds. A great place to take some amazing photographs and enjoy the morning. They also have some GREAT staged places in front of the building for photographs. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water. Go slow and enjoy the animals....

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