South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

In South Padre Island, you and your guests can experience a world of exotic natural beauty. From the soft sands and glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the verdant tropical greenery ashore, the beautiful wildlife of South Padre Island makes its home in a variety of environments.

In particular, the birds that live year-round and seasonally on South Padre Island are especially captivating. Whether you’re a birding enthusiast or simply a curious to learn more about nature, the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is an excellent choice for a daytime outing. Read on to learn more about this local attraction!

Immerse Yourself in the Gorgeous Environment of South Padre Island

At the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, you and your guests can gain a greater insight into the diverse array of bird species that call South Padre Island home. Taking a tour through the center and a stroll along its famous nature boardwalk will expose you to opportunities for sighting rare and indigenous birds, as the center is one of nine World Birding Center sites in the lower Rio Grande Valley alone.

See exhibits on South Padre Island, Laguna Madre Bay and its coastal area, and the flora and fauna that dwell here. Guided bird walks along the boardwalk are available at different times daily, with walking tours taking place once or twice per day between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00pm. The facility also includes a butterfly garden, where butterfly species can be seen at different seasons of the year. Various bird species can also been seen during alternating times of the year, meaning that whenever you decide to plan your visit to South Padre Island, you’re sure to spot some kind of cool bird or insect.

Daily admission ranges in price from $3.00 to $6.00 depending on age, with children under the age of 4 years old admitted for free. Weeklong, one-month, three-month, and annual passes are available starting at $20.00 per person.

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is located on Padre Blvd. The facility is open from 7:00am to 5:00pm daily, and closes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. You can reach the facility by phone at (956) 761-6801.

South Padre Island Attractions

Our reservations team is standing by, ready to give you more details on the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and other cool places to check out during your time on the island. Call or email our office today and ask about booking your lodgings through us to learn more!