Our 2012 Travels travel blog

Danica and the kiddos heading to the Birding Center

Tommy is about the size of the Whooping Crane

Tommy and Grandpa checking out the map of the area

On the Boardwalk

Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Curlew

Reddish Egret

Great Egret

Tri-colored Heron

Danica and Tommy on the Boardwalk

Little Blue Heron

Birding Center

Great Blue Heron

Tommy and Addi looking through the porthole in the deck

American Coot


Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen

Greater Scaup

Little Egret

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill in Flight

Lee Taking a Picture

Tommy as we were heading back to the Parking Lot

Today we drove over to South Padre Island to do some sightseeing. Our first stop today was the South Padre Island Birding Center. They erected this new building just a year or so ago. It houses lots of exhibits and information on birding in the area.

When you leave all the exhibits and head outside, there are boardwalks that take you out to the Laguna Madre. All kinds of water birds winter at the Birding Center so it is a good place to bird. Of course, with two little ones you may only catch a glimpse now and then. Grandpa kind of went on ahead of us or stayed behind us to get the pictures we have from today. Otherwise, we were a little too noisy to really see too much!

The kids had fun running on the boardwalks and looking down portholes where they could see what was in the water. However, after about an hour it was time to head on down the road!

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