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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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Featured Videos

Best of 2018

 

Photography by

Philip Dodson

Join our weekly programs

  MONDAY

1pm Bird Walk

with Carolyn

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

 TUESDAY

9am Bird Walk

with George & Fran

11am Bird Walk

with George &

Fran

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

WEDNESDAY

9am Bird Walk

with Britney

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

THURSDAY

9am Bird Walk

with Javi

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

FRIDAY

9am Bird Walk

with Bill

11am Bird Walk

with George &

Fran

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

SATURDAY

9am Bird Walk

with Robert

1pm Bird Walk

with Robert

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

  SUNDAY

1pm Bird Walk

with Robert

 

GATOR TALKS

11 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

 

*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 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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