Guided Tours

Enjoy the beautiful bird life of South Padre Island on a nice and easy morning stroll on our boardwalk through stunning tidal wetlands along the Laguna Madre as well as a freshwater oasis with our Naturalists Educators as your guide. The late summer season can be an interesting time as adult birds return to our wetlands from nesting sites along with the juveniles of the season and a variety of migratory shorebirds and songbirds begin to make their way through on their way to southern wintering sites.

 

Starting Monday August 31st: Due to extreme high tides during this time of year, our birding tours are being scheduled for the early afternoon to give the tides some time to drop so the greatest diversity of species can be enjoyed on the tour. Bring plenty of water and wear loose clothing to mitigate the afternoon heat.

 

For your safety, the tours are limited to 10 participants through registration (register below) Sanitized binoculars are loaned during the tour. 

 

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

 

General Admission will be paid separately upon arrival to the birding and nature center. 

Adults: $10

Students 13-18 yrs & Seniors 55+ : $7

Guided Birding Tours

  • Thursday Sept 23rd Guided Birding Tour
    Thu, Sep 23
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Sep 23, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Friday Sept 24th Guided Birding Tour
    Fri, Sep 24
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Sep 24, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Volunteer Planting Day
    Sat, Sep 25
    South Padre Island
    Sep 25, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    South Padre Island, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Join us by giving a helping hand as we plant new native habitat for our pollinators and migratory birds!
  • Monday Sept 27th Guided Birding Tour
    Mon, Sep 27
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Sep 27, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Tuesday Sept. 28th Guided Birding Tour
    Tue, Sep 28
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Sep 28, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Wednesday Sept 29th Guided Birding Tour
    Wed, Sep 29
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Sep 29, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM CDT
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Thursday Sept 30th Guided Birding Tour
    Thu, Sep 30
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Sep 30, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Friday Oct. 1st Guided Birding Tour
    Fri, Oct 01
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 01, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Kids Pollinator Workshop
    Sat, Oct 02
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent
    Oct 02, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Our Texas Coastal habitat is home to many unique species of pollinators! In this workshop kids will learn more about our pollinators through fun, entertaining and educational activities that are essentially beneficial to pollinators.
  • Monday Oct 4th Guided Birding Tour
    Mon, Oct 04
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 04, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature and Spring migration on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Tuesday Oct 5th Guided Birding Tour
    Tue, Oct 05
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 05, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Wednesday October 6th Guided Birding Tour
    Wed, Oct 06
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 06, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Thursday Oct 7th Guided Birding Tour
    Thu, Oct 07
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 07, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Friday Oct 8th Guided Birding Tour
    Fri, Oct 08
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 08, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Monday Oct 11th Guided Birding Tour
    Mon, Oct 11
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 11, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature and fall migration on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Tuesday October 12th Guided Birding Tour
    Tue, Oct 12
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 12, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Wednesday Oct 13th Guided Birding Tour
    Wed, Oct 13
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 13, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!
  • Thursday Oct 14th Guided Birding Tour
    Thu, Oct 14
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce
    Oct 14, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding And Nature Ce, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the best of nature on South Padre Island with our Naturalists!

Black Skimmer

Reddish Egret

Clapper Rail

Scarlet Tanager