• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • BIB Campground Rehabilitation begins March 17, 2014

    A project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground will begin March 17, 2014. Minor disruptions in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the use of the boat ramp.

  • North Beach is open, South Beach will open at 8 am 4/5/2014

    The oil-covered materials on the beach have been removed, and clean-up is nearly complete. The North Beach portion of the park is open to driving as of 11:50 am on 4/4/2014. The South Beach portion will open to driving at 8 am on 4/5/2014.

Birders Unite

Conservation efforts would be ineffective if it were not for the combined work and dedication of people and organizations committed to bird and bird habitat conservation. Please click on the following links to meet some of Padre Island National Seashore's partners and to learn about other organizations that are devoted to addressing issues concerning birds and bird-lovers today.

Partners of Padre Island National Seashore

Coastal Bend, Bays and Estuaries Program

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Service

Additional Information Sources

All About Birds

Audubon

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

National Geographic

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

World Birding Center

Did You Know?

The National Park Service arrowhead contains a white buffalo, an animal sacred to many native Americans.

Although Padre Nicolas Balli established the first permanent settlement on the island, the island was previously owned by his father and his grandfather, who obtained the original grant from the Spanish crown. More...