South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center: Hours, Address, South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center Reviews: 4.5/5

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dee
7 contributions
Awesome
Aug 2021 • Couples
We loved it!!! If you’re not use to walking or being expose to the elements this is not for you. This is for folks who don’t mind walking and smelling the fresh air watching local birds fly by and gators below lol. Yes there are gators!! Luckly when we went was a very hot day so most were hidding in shaded areas. I loved it got some amazing photos and got to see many wild birds. Take an umbrella and wear your sunscreen is hot and humid out there. We truly enjoyed our walk.
Written 6 September 2021
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Alan Cook
Apache Junction, AZ7 contributions
Birding Center visit
Aug 2021
The Birding Center has added many new exhibits since our last visit 4 years ago. They now have an alligator sanctuary and turtles. They have you alligators that you can hold and get a picture with. Philip was very friendly and informative when he sat with us and then set up all of the adventure pictures well worth the extra $10!
Written 30 August 2021
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Myra G
Mission, TX118 contributions
A Worthwhile Experience
Jul 2021
This is a don't miss experience if you have time to see it while visiting the island. You will be doing a lot of walking as yur read about birds, alligators, butterflies, etc. in their natural habitat. This would be great for the whole family. But not great for children younger than 8. You will walk on a trail about 2.5 miles long. There is impressive information about different birds, and alligators and some insects. I feel it merits taking the time away from sitting on the beach. Extremely educational.
Written 18 July 2021
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cadamson61
7 contributions
Gators and birds!
Jul 2021
Surprised to see 40 plus gators and my kids even had the chance to hold a young gator and a couple different types of snakes. A beautiful walk on the boardwalk with lots of birds and fish to spot as well. Overall a highlight of our vacation in my book.
Written 11 July 2021
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scottmitchell74
Abilene, TX78 contributions
A Gem in S Padre
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely top-notch. The place was so beautiful and the staff were great. Wesaw tons of wildlife and got to see Big Padre eat.
Written 21 June 2021
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Lori G
Fullerton, CA13 contributions
Excellent Family Bonding
Jun 2021 • Friends
They had more alligators than we saw in Florida! They had lots to see and a 5 star museum! We fed baby turtles! Excellent for kids ...bring a small umbrella for extra shade and wear bug spray.
Written 19 June 2021
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Robert B
3 contributions
Birds May 2021 Anniversary
May 2021
Really a super place. The building was great and the lookout great. The boardwalk was a fantatsic hour stroll in the morning for us. The fish were cool.
Written 18 June 2021
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Debbie W
slc475 contributions
Fun place
Jun 2021 • Couples
Watching Big Padre get his breakfast was pretty cool. Knowledgeable staff. Fun to walk the planks and to go up into the observation tower It ‘s inexpensive to visit. All day passes. I’m told to go early in the morning or early evening for best bird wstching
Written 14 June 2021
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Roberta B
Cibolo, TX138 contributions
Nice nature walk
Jun 2021 • Couples
The center gives a talk on alligators where you can hold a baby alligator and get a picture. The walk is on wooden boardwalks where you get a good view of Laguna Madre and go through surrounding wetlands. We saw a number of birds, fish, and crustaceans. The center has a small museum and gift shop as well as a bird tower to see more of the area. It does cost money to go in. Nice walk and I enjoyed reading the signs explaining the local wildlife.
Written 10 June 2021
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lacymo
115 contributions
Very nice
May 2021 • Family
Great walk on a very nice boardwalk with lots of wildlife to see. The breeze feels great on a hot day. Get to see many gators very very close. The lookout was a great finale.
Written 27 May 2021
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