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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Address: 710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: +1 361-749-4111
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We love the place and all the people that visit there. We go in the morning and the evening each day we are in Port A. It seems like the rest of Port A is becoming very commercial. It's one of the few places left that you can get away and enjoy nature.

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Northfield, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Maybe it was the weather, cold and rainy, but this was the best place for birding that we found, esp. or a large variety of waterfowl.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Every day that my son and I are on Port Aransas, we go to the birding center. Each visit has a new and different discovery to make or animal to see. The highlight is always when the alligator is visible. We may go months and months without seeing him, then we'll see him 3 times in a row! Our favorite... More 

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Bluffton,Tx
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When you pull up you will notice that the birding center is next to the cities treatment plant. In the summertime it will smell pretty bad and the masch will small too. In the wintertime it doesn't small as bad and not so muggy. It's a really nice place with a trail with plants going down to the marsh.At the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went on a windy day but still saw a lot of birds. The wood deck trail is not too long, parking lot is quite small. So I can image on a nice day it will appear to be crowded.

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Elkhart, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great place for children and adults. Our entire family learned so much about the importance of coastal habitat.

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place has some of the best birding I've ever experienced not just in the state of texas but in the entire southwest. Go early/dawn, it gets crowded. Spring and winter are the best times.

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Dime Box, Texas
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171 reviews 171 reviews
55 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stopped on the way home and were glad that we did. A free place to walk out and see nature. We saw some great birds and water animals. We parked and walked a very short distance to get to a walkway that goes out over the water. They also have a higher up observation deck. Bring your camera and... More 

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Angleton, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a nice place to visit while in Port A. Beautiful flowers and wildlife, great place if you enjoy bird watching.

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Tyler, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a few hours and decided to visit this spot for nature. We were very pleasantly surprised - it is very beautiful and peaceful - and if you like bird watching you will love it.

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