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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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Woodway, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fabulous FREE viewing area for wildlife! Did not see the alligators, but enjoyed watching the American coots and Great Blue Herons along with many other beautiful birds. Climbed the tower and tried out the free viewing scopes on the boardwalk.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great natural viewing area for all types of wild birds, fowl, turtles, frogs and alligators. There are no entrance fees or charges for the area. The boardwalks, watch towers, viewing decks and telescopes are well maintained. The area is generally litter free and clean. The only draw back is that it is situated on the settling ponds of the city... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Places like this truly make me appreciate TripAdvisor, because there is no other way I would've known about it otherwise! It's a small wooden walkway which can take you to a tower or dock, but you are allowed a chance to see a wide variety of plants and nature. White birds, pink birds and even a crocodile on site are... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a naturally beautiful spot in Port A. Beware of the mighty alligator as he is home! Neutria as well. As for birds, with the heavy rains there was an abundance of shore birds and even a few song birds. Great spot, a little hot in the afternoons, do use mosquito repellent.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Loved the board walk and beautiful birds and view. Smells horrible when you first start down the boardwalk because it is next to the water treatment center. Once your down the boardwalk, the smell is fine. Nice flowers and landscape to photograph too.

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Vineland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Added 12 life birds on one day. Try to go on a day when there is a guide. Doesn't look like much from the parking lot but you will not be disappointed.

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Atlanta, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Is there a reason they built the water treatment facility right next to the birding center, or was it just poor planning? The birding center is lovely, but I had to breathe through my mouth the whole time, the smell from the water treatment facility was so awful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The long board walk and towers provide ample room to move out away from bank and proximity to natural water fowl habitat. Take your camera and mosquito repellant.

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Address: 710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: +1 361-749-4111
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas

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