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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
+1 361-749-4111
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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
355terryjm
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Madill, United States
Meh

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

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Shauna L
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Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
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"observation tower"
in 21 reviews
"water treatment plant"
in 15 reviews
"short boardwalk"
in 12 reviews
"nice boardwalk"
in 13 reviews
"board walk"
in 14 reviews
"roseate spoonbills"
in 17 reviews
"wooden walkway"
in 6 reviews
"excellent birding"
in 6 reviews
"big alligators"
in 5 reviews
"water birds"
in 12 reviews
"bring binoculars"
in 7 reviews
"bird species"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"shore birds"
in 10 reviews
"fish"
in 33 reviews
"whooping cranes"
in 6 reviews
"clams"
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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 !!

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We went several times during 2017 to the birding center in thoroughly enjoyed it. This year, hurricane Harvey has destroyed most of the boardwalk and all of the elevated viewing platforms, so it’s a very different experience. We asked about the alligators and understand they...More

1  Thank dspencer002
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Despite the hurricane damage, it is still an excellent place to view wildlife. We were hoping to see some whooping cranes here, but still saw a wide variety and a couple alligators

1  Thank 101nancyh
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Hurricane Harvey badly damaged this wonderful birding center, but with help from visitors, it can return. Saw Roseate Spoonbills as well as the local alligator while there! Great place to enjoy birdwatching in a peaceful setting.

2  Thank 986madvc
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Many boardwalks are gone, and trash is everywhere,but the people are super and the birds are there. The area needs business for income, and is rebuilding. We met wonderful people there, and I am so glad we went.

1  Thank sethelm
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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.
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ckimble515
August 6, 2016|
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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
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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.
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