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Sat, Sep 09


South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce

World Shorebirds Day Tour, Count, and Presentation

Join our naturalists for a guided tour as we celebrate World Shorebirds Day with a shorebird count for conservation along our boardwalk. Stay after the tour to learn about the shorebird conservation work being done in the RGV by Coastal Bird Conservation Biologist, Justin LeClaire.

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World Shorebirds Day Tour, Count, and Presentation
World Shorebirds Day Tour, Count, and Presentation

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA


About the Event

Shorebirds (sandpipers, plovers, and allies), are some of the most incredible birds in the world! They are champion migrants, with some species migrating nearly pole to pole twice a year! Early September brings waves of migratory shorebirds through our wetlands and mudflats as they seek rest and food to energize their journey. Enjoy and learn all about these incredible birds as we celebrate their lives and natural histories! 

Shorebird Tour & Count:  Join our Naturalist Educators and enjoy a shorebird focused tour through our wetlands. The coastline is the best place to see the greatest diversity of shorebirds. Learn to identify the species encountered and help conduct a shorebird count. Data collected will be submitted to bird conservation organizations to be used to access the health of shorebird populations nation-wide. Limited to 15 participants. Sanitized binoculars are loaned during the tour. The tour will end around 11:00 a.m. and participants are more than welcome to attend the "Shorebird Research and Conservation Along the Texas Coast" presentation at 1:30 p.m. Purchase tickets below, registration ticket covers tour fee, general admission will be paid separately upon arrival at the birding and nature center.

Adults: $10

Students 13-18 yrs & Seniors 55+ : $8

"Shorebird Research and Conservation Along the Texas Coast" presentation by, Justin LeClaire, Coastal Bird Conservation Biologist with the Coastal Bend & Bays Estuaries Program.

Presentation starts at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this interesting presentation with regular paid admission to the birding center upon arrival and with no registration needed. Justin will share his work experience as a shorebird conservation biologist in the RGV. You will learn about the crucial and extensive work being done along our shores to conserve shorebird species and their habitats and some of the local challenges that shorebirds face. 

Educational shorebird crafts and games will also be available for kids!

Birding Tours at this time are limited to students above 13 years of age as well as adults and seniors.


  • Guided Birding Tour

    Ticket is valid for guided birding tour and does not include general admission. Admission will be paid upon arrival to the SPI Birding & Nature Center.

    +$0.13 service fee
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