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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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Big gator!

Wonderful birding spot. Boardway, tower, bench to watch for warblers. Then walk across the street for another good spot.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
peggygreenwood
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful birding spot. Boardway, tower, bench to watch for warblers. Then walk across the street for another good spot.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw a much wider variety of wildlife in November than I did during the summer. 2 huge alligators right under the walkway 2 nutria (large swamp rats) sunning in the cattails A spoonbill, ducks, pelicans, egret, hawk and more. Carp in clear water It wasn't crowded, but there are both young and old birders and photographers who will gladly... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is by the water treatment plant so there are plenty of birds to see. It also has a shallow brackish wetlands area. The boardwalk is accessible to handicapped, but the observation tower is not. I'd go again.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice way to spend a half hour or so. It's a short boardwalk out. Smaller than I expected but still very very nice. Boardwalk is well maintained. I liked the overlook areas with provided telescopes. We saw an american bittern, pied-billed grebes, gallanules, pelicans, egrets, herons, cormorants and more! We even saw a very large alligator. A... More 

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red rock tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy to access and wonderful spot in Port A. If you are lucky you'll get to see the alligator which we did this awesome Nov weekend. Excellent for seeing birds and fish in the shallows under the extensive boardwalk.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Corpus and have never been here before.. I'm an avid birder and have heard great things about it.. After today I can say it makes my Top 5 favorite birding spots! Please visit.. It's worth it.

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belton,tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place always see so much wildlife.Amazing place to see all kinds of birds,fish and one in a while the resident alligator. This is NOT a place to bring kids with scooters . If you do it's doubtful you will see a thing.Thank fully we were leaving as the child and scooter arrived!!! Children should most definitely be brought... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Due to the tremendous amount of rain and storms it is completely grown up. So disappointed! The reeds have grown up to the walkway.

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Brenham, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

go here after a period of rain. the nesting herons are amazing and usually in the fall most species of migrating fowl

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Belton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A must stop whenever I am in the area. Great place to see a large variety of water birds. The grass now seems to be overgrowing the place so I am not sure the ease of viewing will continue. Have taken many great bird photos here. Also one of the largest alligators I have seen is a resident. Really neat... More 

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