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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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Nice peaceful viewing center

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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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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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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2 helpful votes 2 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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On the Road
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I happened on some info about the Birding Center when we arrived for a stay in Port Aransas. We aren't avid birders but went for the guided walk which is offered on Wednesday mornings. We both loved it and spent time watching and being watched, I'm sure. The boardwalk is well placed and well maintained. Our guides provided clear information... More 

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Everything a birder would like...warblers, dabbling ducks, Roseate Spoonbills, Tricolored Herons, Sora's....Nutria and two very vocal gator's

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