South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center, South Padre Island

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  • 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
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About South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center, South Padre Island

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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  • 95% of people who visit South Padre Island include South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center in their plan

  • 82.93% 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

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South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center, South Padre Island Reviews

  • An amazing nature preserve! Fascinating experience for the whole family and the kids loved it. Great trail over the marshland and plenty of birds and fish for sighting. But we were not lucky enough to spot the alligators. The views are stunning, especially closer to the ocean side. Highly recommended for families and nature lovers!

  • We were delighted with our stop here. The tour as great and our guide very knowledgeable. This is a must for all you bird lovers and great for children too.

  • Beautiful boardwalk over a variety of different habitats. The signs are informative and the boardwalk is well maintained. Didn't see any Alligators, we looked, but the variety of birds was worth the walk.

  • A birders paradise. Great exhibits and a nice gift shop. What really makes this place is the boardwalks over the tidal marshy area of the Bayside of South Padre Island. Would go here every day if I lived here. During the winter months there are so many migratory birds. I added a few to my lifetime list.

  • We went to SPI on our honeymoon in October 2017. We're 25yrs old and we wanted a quiet, relaxing vacation. The Birding and Nature Center was one of the highlights of our trip! Feed the birds, see the crocodiles, go to the gift shop, go to the top of the center- do it all! We stayed for about 2hrs. It's beautiful.

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