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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Address: 710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: +1 361-749-4111
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Activities: Birdwatching, Biking

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Worth the stop.

Great place to stop and take a walk. The abundance of wildlife is amazing. Supported by Texas Parks and Wildlife, it's an ecosystem all by itself.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop and take a walk. The abundance of wildlife is amazing. Supported by Texas Parks and Wildlife, it's an ecosystem all by itself.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took several of our grandchildren on a very warm Wednesday morning. Everyone was most intrigued. The docents were knowledgeable and patient.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place was so beautiful at sunset! Yes, it's next to the treatment plant and it doesn't smell great. But it's gorgeous scenery. The sunsets just over the water, and it is completely spectacular. There are herons and rose spoonbills everywhere. Gulls and ducks absolutely everywhere. It's just a short walk down a little boardwalk, with binoculars to watch the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Really easy access to bird viewing. Port Aransas is great for bicycles. Bring your own and save some money.

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Port Aransas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great year round spot to visit. In the winter there are a number of migratory birds. In the spring there are beautiful birds, such as orioles, buntings and taningers. Come see the birds and enjoy the view. There are elevated viewing platforms that the kids love. It is for the whole family.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is next to the city's waste treatment facility. The odor was terrible due to this. We only saw a few birds in the distance and one muskrat. The plants that had labeled markers were mostly dead. Doesn't seem like this site is a priority for port aransas any longer.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

LOVE this place. There are always birds, as well as other types of wildlife. It's clean, the boardwalk is sturdy, so you don't feel like you're going to fall into the water, and they have a really nice platform so that you can see a great distance. If you enjoy birding, you must visit this place.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We saw a lot of wildlife (sadly, no alligators) and my kids really enjoyed it. Be warned- it was super smelly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very impressed with the place and bird varieties. Yes when you first walk in it is by the water treatment plant so it smells. But just down the path , them smell is gone and you will be pleasantly surprised. I will be returning.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's been a good year to see the alligators. We have seen them on all but one visit this year. Most the time they have been together and putting on great show. This last trip we only saw the female but she was really close to the boardwalk. Lots of beautiful Spoonbills, Herons, Egrets and Ibis. We like to go... More 

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