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Guided Birding Tours

Experience the stunning bird life of South Padre Island with ease on an early morning stroll along our boardwalk. Our Naturalist Educators will guide you through the breathtaking tidal lands along the Laguna Madre Bay and our local freshwater oasis. Join us for a memorable adventure!

Upcoming Tours

  • Tuesday, July 16th Guided Birding Tour
    Tuesday, July 16th Guided Birding Tour
    Tue, Jul 16
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent
    Jul 16, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Jul 16, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the amazing bird diversity of the Laguna Madre on a relaxing and educational birding tour of the boardwalk with our Naturalists!
  • Friday, July 19th Guided Birding Tour
    Friday, July 19th Guided Birding Tour
    Fri, Jul 19
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent
    Jul 19, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Jul 19, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the amazing bird diversity of the Laguna Madre on a relaxing and educational birding tour of the boardwalk with our Naturalists!
  • Tuesday, July 23rd Guided Birding Tour
    Tuesday, July 23rd Guided Birding Tour
    Tue, Jul 23
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent
    Jul 23, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Jul 23, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the amazing bird diversity of the Laguna Madre on a relaxing and educational birding tour of the boardwalk with our Naturalists!
  • Friday, July 26th Guided Birding Tour
    Friday, July 26th Guided Birding Tour
    Fri, Jul 26
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent
    Jul 26, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the amazing bird diversity of the Laguna Madre on a relaxing and educational birding tour of the boardwalk with our Naturalists!
  • Tuesday, July 30th Guided Birding Tour
    Tuesday, July 30th Guided Birding Tour
    Tue, Jul 30
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent
    Jul 30, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Jul 30, 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:50 AM
    South Padre Island Birding & Nature Cent, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Enjoy the amazing bird diversity of the Laguna Madre on a relaxing and educational birding tour of the boardwalk with our Naturalists!
Please Note:
  • To ensure your safety, we have limited our tours to 10 participants. To secure a spot, please make use of our reservation system below.

  • All registered participants will have access to one set of sanitized binoculars for their convenience.

  • At this time, tours are available to students aged 13+, adults, and seniors.

  • For your convenience, pricing includes general admission and any associated guided tour fees.

Gator Talks

Juvenile gator peers his head through a flower bush.

Join us for one of our daily educational Gator Talks and learn all about our Alligator Sanctuary, gator biology, and more!

Daily Schedule:
11:00am
1:30pm
3:30pm

Big Padre rests in the sun on the edge of his enclosure pond.
Big Padre is laying out in the sun, his jaw agape.

Get ready to meet Big Padre, the incredible 12 foot 6 inch male American Alligator, and other amazing rescued juvenile alligators! Join us for a thrilling Gator Talk and purchase an Adventure Package to hold and take a photo with a baby gator and snake! It's an absolute blast and an educational experience that the whole family will love!

Nature Meets ASL

1st Saturday of Every Month!

1:30 PM

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Join us and our wonderful ASL Interpreter, Mrs. Elena Garcia

on the first of every month for a Gator Talk!

Snake Talks

Ball Python head.

Discover the fascinating world of legless creatures by joining us to learn about one of the most misunderstood creatures on earth. With our expert guidance, you'll be able to debunk myths and unravel the mystery surrounding our legless neighbors.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday:
2:30 PM

Coiled up green snake.
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