We made it out to South Padre last week before the spring break crazy started. The two winters we volunteered at Laguna NWR we visited the birding center many times.
Padre is at the southern tip of the world’s longest barrier island. It is between the shallow Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico.
The Birding Center has a beautiful visitor’s building on 50 acres.
There have been a few changes since we were here last. Two waterfalls have been built at the beginning of the boardwalk.
A little bit of additional landscaping has been put in.
The boardwalks are still in great shape.
This is one of the best places in Texas to get views of the many waders and shorebirds that feed on the mudflats.
Birds on the Mudflats
The boardwalks allow us to get really close to the big herons and egrets.
Great Blue Heron