Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

South Padre Island: World Birding Center/South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

Photo by Valerie D. Bates

A slender thread of land between the shallow Laguna Madre and the rolling Gulf of Mexico, South Padre Island anchors the World Birding Center with nature adventures in every season. South Padre Island is a crucial first landfall – a lifesaver – for birds making an arduous cross-Gulf migration from Southern Mexico and northern Central America. The Center offers morning bird walks and interpretive guides of the center and the boardwalks have programs/lectures by area naturalists, scientists, and others.


  • 6801 Padre Boulvard
  • South Padre Island, Texas
  • 78597


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Contact for current fees.