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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Address: 710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
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Great bird watching

This is on the list of best birding in the area and it is! We saw lots of birds, the two alligators and even a nutria. We went back a second time even though our trip wasn't a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Natasha F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is on the list of best birding in the area and it is! We saw lots of birds, the two alligators and even a nutria. We went back a second time even though our trip wasn't a long one.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw a lot of birds and several of the ducks were right next to us in the water beside the boardwalk. This is well worth your time if you are in Port Aransas. The path is around 200 yards total length and has a 2 story observation tower. The parking lot only holds about 7 cars, but there is... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This little birding center is easy to dismiss - it is next to the sewage treatment plant, after all. However, it is easily the best birding site in Port Aransas. There is a boardwalk out into a shallow pond and it is overrun with wading birds! Most of the people here are birders, so everyone walks and talks quietly. I... More 

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Thank Kathair
Sound Beach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This birding center is on our list to visit every year we come to Port Aransas. The wildlife here from those with scales, fins or feathers are so photogenic! Always see different coastal birds and take home great pixs!. The preserve is small and you can enjoy this natural treasure in about an hour or less.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice visit. The trails have a lot of information about each habitat and the birds that may be seen. Nice views from the lookout deck.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place to see some birds, fish, and even a large alligator. Only a few parking spots, but can park down the road.

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Hope, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place 5-6 times in the 2 months we were in the area. There was always something to see. We usually saw one or two alligators and a variety of birds. One day we were standing toward the end of the boardwalk and maybe 30 Roseate Spoonbills flew right over us. What an awesome sight! There are always... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited twice in one day and returned another. Excellent viewing for different birds. American Bittern and green heron two favourites - not forgetting the alligator and nutria (10lb beaver like rat!) Sunset was fabulous with spoonbills flying overhead and night herons coming up out of the reeds.Great place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love birds, this is the place to go. There are usually 2 alligators swimming or laying around too.

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the time. Boardwalk is very safe, well maintained. Great photo opportunities. Good variety of bird species.

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