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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Address: Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
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+1 361-749-4111

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Baby birds

We have visited many times but this was our first opportunity to see American Coot chicks and Gallinules chicks. They are cute!! We visited around 5:30 p.m.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hudson Oaks, TX
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Hudson Oaks, TX
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited many times but this was our first opportunity to see American Coot chicks and Gallinules chicks. They are cute!! We visited around 5:30 p.m.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My only issue with this place was the wide expanse of oil rigs and industry feel at the entrance as well as in the distance. Besides that, this is an excellent place to view the salt marsh and animals in it. It is free, too.

Thank Veronesi413
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Port A. has provided several excellent locations for birding and this is one of the best! Boardwalks, viewing tower, and walkways take right among the marshes and trees and provides great birding opportunities!

Thank Linda B
Cedar Creek, Texas
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the cost of an honor system donation, you can get up close and personal with the island's native wildlife. Some varieties are only found in this area. There is a boardwalk that takes you about a quarter mile in to salt marsh. There is also a viewing tower that affords you s bird's eye view. There is an abundance... More 

Thank hillje
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a huge place but very pleasant walk and excellent birding site. We didn't see any of the resident alligators this visit but did see a variety of water fowl.

Thank mlonthego
Leander, Texas
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been years since I was last here but there was a cold front that came through while we were here for Sand Fest so I wanted to come and see what was stopping over during migration. Man were we surprised. Lots of colorful warblers, rails, gallinules and the best thing for the kids was the giant alligator that... More 

Thank HereWeGo2015
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a nice stroll. Not real long, but we saw several very interesting birds and alligators. It was amazing how many different birds are in that one area.

Thank Val-Nini S
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice boardwalk stretching pretty far into the habitat. Saw a few different shore birds, fish, and crabs. Convenient location near the ferry.

1 Thank David M
San Antonio, Texas
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017

This was my second visit and there are not a lot of fish/birds/animals to see but it is still a very nice place to visit. Do remember to bring binoculars.

Thank nancy t
Allen, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2017

So many varied species of birds to view and enjoy-well worth taking your time and observing nature at its feathered finest!

Thank sbradbury55

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