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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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Quick visit on the boardwalk

Great way to see birds and turtles, close to town and yet in peace and quiet. The whole family loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Paris
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great way to see birds and turtles, close to town and yet in peace and quiet. The whole family loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great walk, didn't see much birds but got to see the alligator got kinda scarry lol. Went up the stairs and love the view.

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san antonio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great place to go and see a bit of wildlife, with a nice boardwalk and platform. The other reviewers are not kidding about the smell from the nearby waste-treatment plant.

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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Another newly discovered birding/nature center tucked away on the island. If you are into nature, birding, and seeing the local area FREE, you HAVE to go here. Be sure to bring your charged camera to take amazing pictures.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I birded here solo, 4x a day over 3 days. Great place during migration. No problems parking car or security worries.

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you like looking at birds, this is the place. You will find shore birds, ducks, migrants, alligators and lots of friendly folks from all over the country to tell you what kind of bird or mammal you are looking at. Always one of our favorite places to go in Port A! :)

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great place to see birds, easy access even for handicapped. Walk around to the board walk and you will see dozens of species resting eating talking and watching you. You can get very close to the birds so extreme telephoto lens and binoculars are not really required. There are also Turtles and may be able to see... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I absolutely loved this place! The variety of birds was amazing. I also saw turtles and there are 2 alligators in residence there. I spent hours just watching the birds and their antics.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Unique spot and many birds esp if you go during migratory periods. There is a waste water treatment plant close by and you get the occasional whiff but it is worth it! Watch out, I really have seen the fabled alligator that looks for it's next meal there ... Definitely take your camera !

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

One of the best birding places we visited in Texas - small but loaded with birds and other wildlife.

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