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“A lovely nature excursion”

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
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Austin, Texas
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142 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A lovely nature excursion”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

When in Port A, my husband and I enjoy visiting the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. A raised boardwalk extends out into a sea pond that provides close encounters with nature - birds, alligators, plants, and flowers can often be viewed here.

Take the weekly guided birding tour on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. The couple that guides the tours are awesome and very knowledgeable about the birds that are visiting the area. Each season is different here. Bring your binoculars. It is a nice stroll on cool mornings. Peaceful and FREE!

Visited June 2013
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English first
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bring your zoom camera”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Free to visit, fun photograph opportunity, local plants, ducks, big alligators, able to climb high to get a great view of marsh. As with all widlife, you may or may not get pictures of birds. It is free well kept and worth the visit. If you have a good zoom on your camera bring it!

Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
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163 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Hard to find but see birds and nature up close”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Saw a tricolored heron from six feet. Saw many black bellied whistling ducklings up close. Go early morning or just before sunset. Pretty sunset from the tower. Buggy. Tall marsh grass with lots of marsh birds. Short walk. Small but nice gardens. Would be great in april during migration

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank John B
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Simsbury
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“peaceful”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Nice walk and viewing areas, not crowded, close to beach and restraunts. Not too much to do in the area, nice break from the beach

Visited May 2013
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Couldn't find??”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

I would of loved to see what this place was like. It seems cool with all these reviews. However, I couldn't find it? I followed the sign that said birding center but all I saw was a building and play ground. So I am leaving this review in hopes the people running the place can give better directions? The town has a lot of nice stores to shop at so the drive from Padre Island was not wasted. Mustang Island Park is also on the way if you decided to go there. Would of loved to went here, just could not find it.

Visited May 2013
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