POSTED: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 8:52am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
The new South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center opened last weekend.
A slender thread of land between and shallow Laguna Madre and the rolling Gulf of Mexico anchors the world center. The nature center offers more than 4,800 linear feet of boardwalk, seven bird blinds, and a five story tower with spectacular views of the Laguna Madre.
It will cost you $5 dollars to get in and have access to board walks and wetlands that provide up close viewings of wetland birds, migrating songbirds and the island's dazzling butterfly population.