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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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nice area even if it was not birding season

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Duck3825
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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Wednesday morning for the free guided tour. Nan and (forgot his name!) were awesome. Helped us spot at least five species of herons, as well as spoonbills, white tailed hawk, frigate bird, several varieties of egrets, whistling ducks, gallinules, several term species, and other birds. Also fish, crab, big alligators. Spent more than two hours and enjoyed... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the center several times during our stay. Because we went at different times, we saw different shore birds. Went to this location primarily for whooping cranes, and were treated to a wonderful display of herons, galinules, alligators, and more. (Bring your birding guides!). Well designed with walkable boardwalks and an observation tower (not accessible).

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can spend 10 minutes or an hour here. There is a short paved walkway and boardwalk to observation areas. I saw a few birds, heard a few more. I think summer is low season.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this the last time we were in Port A. It is really a lovely spot to bird and wildlife watch. It was a little hot, so bring water along with a camera and/or binoculars. There are also some nice volunteers that tell you what birds and animals you see.

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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son was really pleased to see a large alligator. Don't go at dusk as the mosquitoes are thick. Pleasant way to kill an hour or two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in the afternoon when most of the birds were probably resting. The boardwalk was nice and signs posted to look for alligators in the water. Lots of signs for birds that might be seen. There is a lookout tower that provides a great view. We wanted to go back early in the morning when the birds are more... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short walk on the wooden walkway to see beautiful birds and alligators up close and personal. It was so much fun to see a wild gator in action just a few feet away!

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Thank Izzybird
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Port Aransas since I was a child and I never knew there were alligators there! It was an awesome site to see one feeding! Hopefully when you get there the wind is blowing in the right direction and that is away from the sewer plant that is located on the preserve. My daughters couldn't stand the... More 

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Thank Jesse P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the visit! A one of a kind nature preserve with wooden walkways over a lake/salt water lagoon. Plenty of critters to see including birds, fish, crabs, giant water hamsters, and alligators! We even caught sight of a huge 7 ft alligator while there today!! Home to Boots and Bags, two American alligators, these big fellows are worth the... More 

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