Welcome to South Padre Island, and the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center (SPI BNC). 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.
As one of the nine World Birding Center sites located within the lower Rio Grande Valley, our primary goal is to provide excellent, one-of-a-kind birding opportunities coupled with interpretive tours of our site and educational opportunities to learn about birds and birding here on South Padre Island. But we don’t just talk about the birds on the Island; we also have fabulous fish, dolphin, plants and other animals to talk about.
South Padre Island is a barrier Island located between the Gulf of Mexico (on the east) and the Laguna Madre (on the west), we feel we are located in a pretty special place with unique plants and animals – and we want to share our love of this special place with you, your family, and your friends.
6801 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Board of Directors
President: Marv Esterly
Vice-President: Richard Franke
Secretary: Darla Lapeyre
Treasurer: Jimmy Lawson
Board member: Pete Moore
Board member: Joe Logan
Board member: Gary Tate
Board member : Eddie Lucio Jr.
Board member: Bob Shepard
City of South Padre Island www.MySPI.org
South Padre Island Covention and Visitors Bureau www.sopadre.com
Sea Turtle Inc. www.seaturtleinc.com
SPI Chamber of Commerce www.spichamber.com
South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation www.southpadreislandedc.com
The Turtle Lady Legacy www.theturtleladylegacy.org
Top 20 Things to Do on South Padre Island www.thingstodosouthpadreisland.com
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is one of nine World Birding Centers located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Click here to learn more about the World Birding Centers.
Texas Parks and Wildlife lists endangered and threatened species in our area. Click here to read more about the Laguna Madre Area and the species here.
Learn more about South Padre Island and enjoy a webcam of the Birding Center.
South Padre Island Vacation Rentals
Paragraphs on Padre Blvd. Enjoyspi.com and see south padre from 10 live cams
Pearl South Padre, The Inn at South Padre, South Padre Ramada, LaQuinta South Padre, LaCopa Resort South Padre, Hilton Garden Inn South Padre, The Inn at South Padre Island, Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, The Palms Resort
Fly Brownsville, Valley International Airport, South Padre Shuttle
Franke Realtors, Theshoresspi, Lynne & Gary Tate, American Diving, Paragraph Books Rotary Club of Port Isabel. RGV Texas Master Naturalists Marv & Karen Esterly John &Elizabeth Shultz Theresa Metty David & Linda Swain
Dennis & Anna Stahl Dean & Alita Bagley Robert Shepard