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“Quiet Place to Watch Birds” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-4111
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Port Aransas
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Missouri City, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Quiet Place to Watch Birds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Mostly for experienced bird watchers with super-fancy cameras commenting on a rare duck over off by the grasses...but still something for everyone.

I especially enjoyed our time there early in the morning (when few others were there) & near sunset. The free binoculars were very helpful to better view the wildlife as well.

Visited January 2013
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Round Rock, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great place for birding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We arrived at about 7:30am only to find out that they were doing repairs to the boardwalk and we would have to leave by 8am. The lady who broke the news was very apologetic and handled the situation very well, suggesting we visit Paradise Pond - which turned out to be a great place... just not as big and nowhere near the number of birds. It reopened at 3:30 and we went back about 5pm and hung around until the beautiful sunset. We returned the following morning and it was overwhelming. We saw a number of non-water birds in addtion to ducks, teal, cormorants, spoonbills, herons... the list could go on forever. It is a fantastic place and so peaceful early in the morning or late afternoon.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“A must-see for birders”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Port Aransas is well-known as a hot spot for birders, and the Leonabelle Turner Center is one of the top attractions. No need to say more.

Visited March 2013
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Houston
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Nice Facility for Birders”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I go there at least once during every visit. It is a very tranquil getaway from the city. It is well taken care of. I still haven't seen that alligator........................

Visited October 2012
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Houston
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“Great Place to Watch Birds.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

People are very friendly and willing to share their knowledge, experience and scopes. Hope to return.

Visited February 2013
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