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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Harvey Ate the Boardwalk!

Usually one of our favorite morning spots on summer trips to the island. Literally wiped out by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Austin, Texas
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great birding

got up early to get to the watch site..saw a dozen or so varieties of birds...access was easy to... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Madill, United States
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Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Usually one of our favorite morning spots on summer trips to the island. Literally wiped out by last year's hurricane, but hopefully to be restored even beyond its past glory. Still a number of species to spot, but much less accessible at the moment.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not up and running yet but I have no doubts that it will be wonderful when it is. The whole area was devastated by Hurricane Harvey and the restoration has been slow ... but it will be back even better than before.

Thank texasdonna77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hurricane Harvey destroyed the boardwalk. A rebuild is planned, with improvements. Keep posted until this is done.

Thank jayteam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot was destroyed by the hurricane and has not been rebuilt. There is just one short path before you are blocked of from further walking.

Thank mwbrazil
Reviewed June 19, 2018

got up early to get to the watch site..saw a dozen or so varieties of birds...access was easy to follow directions and the area was very clean with plenty of psrking...will be back !!

Thank 355terryjm
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Pretty garden/plants but we didn't see many birds if any at all. In the end, it wasn't worth the mosquito bites

Thank Shauna L
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We chose this at the last minute and so glad we did! Natural habitat animal viewing seems like a lot better message to our kids than a zoo!

1  Thank kissmygroceries
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The bridge was taken out by the recent hurricane so is a bit smaller now,very close to sewer works so was a bit smelly! But did see a few birds we hadn't seen before

4  Thank Dave B
Reviewed April 26, 2018

The remaining trees were full of beautiful migrants last week--orioles, rose-breasted grosbeaks, magnolia warblers, black-and-white warblers, Louisiana water thrushes, and more--in spite of hurricane damage to the site. Several trees have had to be removed but the area along the creek has been re-landscaped, and...More

1  Thank Elizabeth H H
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

We found this place- no signs at all.....sad to say the hurricane this past fall really hit the whole Port Aransas area hard. The walkway was covered in wreckage and you could only go a few feet.

1  Thank Sally B
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Sally M
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Response from TxStar | Reviewed this property |
Last time I checked there was. Just show up and join in.
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Connector315471 | Reviewed this property |
The Aransas National Wildlife webpage is a good source of info The Whopping Cranes generally arrive in October and stay until March Hope this is helpful
Liese S
June 4, 2015|
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Response from Donna98447 | Reviewed this property |
NO dogs, please. Not at this small locale. Birders are trying to see lifetime listers; you will be ousted. Follow other directions above for dog care. Mustang Island dogs okay.