After lunch our group reorganized into shoppers, beach combers, and birders. This beautiful new facility (another wing of the World Birding Center) is finished, while the surrounding wetlands and marshes will take a few more years to recover.
There were many beautiful shore birds along the board walks; none worried much about us human visitors. I'll post those pics on My Bird List.
The tower is four stories; lucky for us, with an elevator!
South Padre was hosting a big biker event, but the closest we got to seeing them was across the salt marsh to the Convention Center.
A return visit to this beautiful island is in the works for nest winter when the big numbers of birds are in residence. I scoped out a couple of campgrounds, stay tuned.....