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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Address: 710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
Phone Number: +1 361-749-4111
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A must place to visit

We go to the Birding Center at least once every time we visit Port Aransas. The board walk out into the wetland with towers and observation decks allow viewing of birds and other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill C
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the Birding Center at least once every time we visit Port Aransas. The board walk out into the wetland with towers and observation decks allow viewing of birds and other wildlife in a natural setting. Always enjoyable.

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boardwalk takes you deep into this wildlife preserve where there are many, many different species of birds. We have seen the resident alligator a few times but always see egrets and herons. The roseate spoonbill is amazing in flight Lots of smaller birds too.

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Thank ClassicTheatre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little stroll. Not many birds when we went but did see two gators some fish ducks and crab. One Gator even showed us how big he was and snapped his jaws

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Thank James K
Kennedale, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here many times and you can usually see many types of birds but this year it was so overgrown the weeds were so think and close to the railing you couldn't see anything

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Thank Vickie Massey C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Port A a few times a year. We do not always go to the birding center. When we do go, there is always something different. We saw a very large alligator directly under a bridge. One winter all the vegetation was leveled. Nutras were ravaging the area. There is always an expert from Texas A& M or... More 

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Thank Doris W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Pretty spot we saw birds and a alligator. The walk area is pretty with flowers and markers telling the type of flowers and birds. Bring your biocculars with you.

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Florence, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

A great place for a relaxing stroll along the boardwalk to enjoy nature. We saw a large gator in the marsh at the beginning of the walk. We went to the observation tower and saw lots of birds and a few fish. Very nice!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We have been visiting this place since the early 90s, If we're lucky we get to see the gators! Go in the evening when it's cooler.

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Loved seeing the flora and fauna. The huge rosemary bush is inviting and we loved spotting the alligators. This is a great place to take the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

we had a nice trek and enjoyed the environment. We would do that again during the winter when we might see a wider variety of wildlife.

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