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Welcome to the SPI Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary

We are the Rio Grande Valley's premier destination for birdwatching. Our unique location on South Padre Island is the perfect place to observe the birds, butterflies and natural wildlife in coastal South Texas.  Visit us on South Padre Island, walk the bayfront boardwalks, take a birding tour and explore the natural life of the Rio Grande Valley.

Our Mission

The mission of the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center is to educate the public about birds of South Padre Island and its environs: the flora, fauna and the natural environment of South Padre Island, the Laguna Madre Coastal area, with an emphasis on conservation and environmental awareness.

We are a non-profit organization created by the Town of South Padre Island’s Economic Development Corporation in response to the researched desires of our residents and visitors.

Attractions

3300+ Feet of Boardwalk

5 Bird Blinds

Five-Story Viewing Tower

Wildlife Documentary

Alligator Sanctuary

Birds & Nature Sighted at the Center

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Join our weekly programs

  MONDAY

 

 

 

 

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

 TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

WEDNESDAY

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

THURSDAY

 

 

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

FRIDAY

 

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

SATURDAY

 

 

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

  SUNDAY

 

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

 

All Daily Bird Walks Cancelled

*Nature Walk Schedules subject to change without notice. Please call 956-761-6801 to confirm.  We rent Eagle Optics Binoculars for $3.00 each at the gift shop.
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BOARDWALKS.

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Target and their Target Circle program, GoodCoin, and all those who cast their votes for our non-profit during the past three months!

 

We appreciate you all taking the time to vote for us; these donations make a huge impact for our organization! We will be up again as a non-profit to vote for in another three months, and we will post a reminder and tutorial on how to cast these votes if you are interested in supporting us this way.

 

Thank you, again, to Target & all those who participated!

Another exciting announcement!

Thank you to HEB Helping Here for awarding us with a $7,500 grant to go towards Environmental Education programs. We are so grateful for these generous grants, especially during these challenging times. We have many new ideas for programming, and cannot wait to get them implemented. Thank you, HEB, for this funding and for all HEB does for their communities!

Click button below to read full press release regarding our HEB Helping Here grant.

We are excited to announce that The Raul Tijerina Jr. Foundation has awarded The South Padre Island Birding Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary with a $20,000 grant! The funding from this grant will go towards education and technology to better reach our goals and align with both our missions! We are so thankful for this generous opportunity, and for the wonderful work this foundation does! 

Thank you, Raul Tijerina Jr. Foundation!!!

Cold, filtered water is always available!

Bring your own reusable bottle or purchase one for $2.50.

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center 6801 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597 call 956-761-6801.

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