The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and gift shop is 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 nature center
Over 3300 linear feet of boardwalk
5 Bird Blinds
A five (5) story tower with spectacular views of Laguna Madre, Beaches & dunes of South Padre Island, the Gulf of Mexico, & the South Padre Island Skyline
Auditorium showing a short Richard Moore documentary movie about the wildlife of South Padre Island
Nature Gift Shop
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.
The mission of the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center is to provide educational opportunities for our residents and visitors to learn about our amazing environment.