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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Address: 710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
Phone Number: +1 361-749-4111
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Saw the Gator!

A great place for a relaxing stroll along the boardwalk to enjoy nature. We saw a large gator in the marsh at the beginning of the walk. We went to the observation tower and saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TimeToTravel2468
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Florence, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty spot we saw birds and a alligator. The walk area is pretty with flowers and markers telling the type of flowers and birds. Bring your biocculars with you.

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a relaxing stroll along the boardwalk to enjoy nature. We saw a large gator in the marsh at the beginning of the walk. We went to the observation tower and saw lots of birds and a few fish. Very nice!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting this place since the early 90s, If we're lucky we get to see the gators! Go in the evening when it's cooler.

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Thank michelr11290
Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved seeing the flora and fauna. The huge rosemary bush is inviting and we loved spotting the alligators. This is a great place to take the family.

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Thank _kimariestickney01
Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 24, 2016 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 July 22, 2016

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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Thank Morris-Madison
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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Thank TWueste
Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 July 10, 2016

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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