The South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center is thrilled to announce that we now have a certified Monarch Waystation on our grounds thanks to local soon to be Eagle Scout, Travis Camacho of Boy Scouts Troop #59. Over the course of the last month, Travis, along with s...

Early Spring is a great time for planting habitat! It’s not too hot and the seasonal rains help to establish the plants. On March 5th, with the help of community volunteers and Texas Master Naturalists, we took out some lawn and expanded some of our standing woody habi...

        Winter has officially arrived to the LRGV and so have wintering birds and our “Winter Texan” birding guides to the SPI BNC. Winter is a fantastic time to go birding in the valley! Bird diversity almost doubles in our area as birds escaping freezing temperatures...

Cattails, also known as bulrushes, “Tule” in Spanish, or “Corndog Grass” to some (I like to call them that once in a while), are important plants of freshwater wetlands. Cattails most frequently grow along the edges of ponds and in shallow water and provide a number of...