Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
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Benjamin C
Seguin, TX6 contributions
A very well maintained board walk goes out overlooking the wet land. We saw numerous specie of birds. A grey pelican was having lunch as we watched him. Sea gulls circling over the water looked for a quick bite. A flock of roseate spoonbills was forging across the water way. It was early after noon, morning would likely yield more birds. AOK
Written August 27, 2020
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trouthook69
Belton, TX483 contributions
Couples
First time visiting since hurricane destroyed the park. Wonderfully rebuilt. We went twice on our trip. Water was out first day and egrets and avocets were everywhere. The next morning after a huge night time storm the area was filled with water.Herons and roseate spoonbill had moved in. The entrance has small grove of trees and always has some type of warbler. Very large alligator is still present. Please do not feed as town is talking about removing him know. Just enjoy and view the beautiful wildlife
Written May 16, 2020
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milar59
Rosholt, SD22 contributions
It was chilly, but I made a quick trip along the boardwalk, and thoroughly enjoyed the many different kinds of birds I saw, and the two alligators napping with birds blithely feeding within yards. I wasn't interested in hiking, but there was a sign that said many of the hiking trails destroyed by the hurricane two years ago have yet to be repaired. A little side-trip for bird lovers is well worth a little detour. And it's free. Oh - GPS will not take you far enough along the road. Keep driving until you see the aquatic mural on the water treatment plant, and park in front of it.
Written February 26, 2020
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Pelly4me
texas12 contributions
Lots of Egrets, Ibis, Herons. Great walkway and places to view the birds. Have been several times. There is a bad smell when you first arrive but it goes away. Also lots of wonderful plants.
Written May 12, 2020
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M J
Austin, TX7,967 contributions
My husband and I visit the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (Nature Preserve) every time we are in Port Aransas. There is very nice boardwalk through marshland. A tower is located along on the boardwalk so we got a very good view. In addition to lots of birds and ducks, we almost always see an alligator. I believe there were more birds on our December 2021 visit than any other time before. There were hundreds if not thousands of flying friends. The preserve is near a water treatment plant and some of the preserve is stinky. It was interesting to see ships in the channel on the horizon. This is our favorite bird viewing area in Port Aransas. We stayed for about 30 minutes. There is no fee and there was plenty of parking.
Written December 22, 2021
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AnnieDodgeCity_KS
Dodge City, KS124 contributions
My husband and I enjoyed this birding center! There were very knowledgeable/ serious bird watchers that we learned from (just people that were watching & taking pictures). We recommend that you bring binoculars and a good camera. We were there on March 2nd and 3rd. We saw tons of white pelicans, lots of different ducks, White Egrets, a White Ibis, a Roseate Spoonbill, and many others. It helped that I studied shore birds online before we went and I also took a bird book. There is supposed to an alligator, but we didn't go early enough to see him. We got there around 9:30am, but earlier is probably better. This is a "free" natural preserve.
Written March 10, 2022
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M J
Austin, TX7,967 contributions
My husband and I go to Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center every time we go to Port Aransas. A new boardwalk and viewing tower has been built since the hurricane 4 years ago. We saw lots of birds and ducks, including Roseate Spoonbills. We usually see one alligator but not this time. There is a water treatment plant next to the center so the air was very stinky. There was also some sewage near the pond. There was plenty of parking on a Friday afternoon. We spent about 30 minutes at the center. Hold your nose and see the beauty. Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. It is Free.
Written January 14, 2021
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,565 contributions
Always nice to see the resident gator there hanging out like a bump on a log. This was our first time to be here during November so first time to see the migratory white pelicans (actually first time to see them since the brown ones are the ones we see here on the Gulf Coast). The Center is a bird watcher paradise - lots of different species to see.
Written November 29, 2020
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RudySzymon
Chicago, IL680 contributions
Short walk on elevated wooden walkway. really good view of many different kinds of birds. One big alligator was sleeping close to the walkway. Part of the trail is closed for rebuilding.
Written February 25, 2022
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,565 contributions
We live in not far away in Corpus Christi, so we some out here several times a year. It has become one of our favorite locations to watch birds. Always peaceful place. Nice viewing platform and very well maintained walkway.
Written November 1, 2021
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