Thursday, April 17, 2014
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center welcome to the Birding and nature center
The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and gift shop 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 and natural wildlife in coastal South Texas.  Visit us on South Padre Island, walk the bayfront boardwalks, take a birding tour and explore the nature center.

promote our mission

Current Needs:

    • Bird Habitat outside of the SPI BNC facility -- most especially, we need freshwater ponds and trees to attract birds.
    • Bird Houses / hummingbird feeders / bat houses / seed / oranges /grapefruit
    • Name plates/signs to identify native plants and trees.
    • Computers – for Rare Bird Alert and other interactive bird and nature software use.
    • Interpreters – on our boardwalks and onsite to explain the ecosystems to our visitors.
    • Supplies for our “Kids Corner” – furniture, craft supplies, storage bins, etc.
    • Lawn maintenance equipment (lawn mower, weed eater, extension cords, small ATV for trash pickup along boardwalks, lawn clippers, long-handled tongs to pick up trash, etc.)
    • Volunteers to help in the gift shop, the Kid’s Corner, and to monitor and update our website as needed.


    • TIME:  Volunteer
    • IN-KIND DONATIONS / SUPPLIES: Let us know what you have to offer.
    • MONEY:
      • purchase a brick to honor or memorialize a loved-one 
      • Contribute at various sponsorship levels. 
Our Sponsors Minimize

Click here to see the sponsors that help keep the Birding and Nature Center open for enjoyment!

We need Volunteers Minimize

Currently, we need volunteers for:

Information Desk
Gift Shop attendance / retail
Indoor & Outdoor naturalists to help bring nature alive for our visitors
Landscaping / gardening
Educators for school groups and other large groups

Click here to see our complete list of volunteer roles, responsibilities and skills needed.

If you are interested in volunteering, click here to download our volunteer form.

Make a Donation to the Birding Center

duckFor those of you who do not have a lot of free time or maybe not the inclination to deal with people, you can still help.  We always have need for money and goods/supplies to help improve the Center.  We can accept donations through our non-profit (tax deductible!!) and/or you can become a Supporting or Life Member.  Please call the manager if you have any questions:  (956) 761-6801.




Please consider donating them to the SPI BNC.  We sure could use them for school groups so the  students so they can really see the birds.  We could also use them as rental pairs for people who didn't bring any binoculars.


Just drop your binos/scopes off at the Information Desk.  If you'd like a receipt for your donation, just let us know.

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center 6801 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597 call 956-761-6801.