Exceptions: Feb, Mar 25-Apr 30, Jun & Jul - Mon-Fri 7am-6pm; Sat & Sun 7am-5pm
The South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary 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, Alligators and natural wildlife in coastal South Texas. Visit us on South Padre Island, walk the bayfront boardwalks, take a birding & Gator tour and explore the nature center
Amenities include: Over 3300 linear feet of boardwalk, 5 Bird Blinds, Alligator Sanctuary, A five (5) story tower with spectacular views of Laguna Madre, Beaches & dunes of SPI, the Gulf of Mexico, & the SPI Skyline, Auditorium showing a short Richard Moore documentary movie about the wildlife of SPI, Nature Gift Shop, Butterfly Garden.
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 gataors, 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.