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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

#2 of 43 things to do in Port Aransas Features Animals
Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
+1 361-749-4111
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Baby birds

We have visited many times but this was our first opportunity to see American Coot chicks and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hudson Oaks, TX
Would be greater with a less industrial environment

My only issue with this place was the wide expanse of oil rigs and industry feel at the entrance as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
+1 361-749-4111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited many times but this was our first opportunity to see American Coot chicks and Gallinules chicks. They are cute!! We visited around 5:30 p.m.

Thank LoneStarTrvlr
Reviewed 1 week ago

My only issue with this place was the wide expanse of oil rigs and industry feel at the entrance as well as in the distance. Besides that, this is an excellent place to view the salt marsh and animals in it. It is free, too.

Thank Veronesi413
Reviewed 1 week ago

Port A. has provided several excellent locations for birding and this is one of the best! Boardwalks, viewing tower, and walkways take right among the marshes and trees and provides great birding opportunities!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the cost of an honor system donation, you can get up close and personal with the island's native wildlife. Some varieties are only found in this area. There is a boardwalk that takes you about a quarter mile in to salt marsh. There is...More

Thank hillje
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a huge place but very pleasant walk and excellent birding site. We didn't see any of the resident alligators this visit but did see a variety of water fowl.

Thank mlonthego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been years since I was last here but there was a cold front that came through while we were here for Sand Fest so I wanted to come and see what was stopping over during migration. Man were we surprised. Lots of colorful...More

Thank HereWeGo2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a nice stroll. Not real long, but we saw several very interesting birds and alligators. It was amazing how many different birds are in that one area.

Thank Val-Nini S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice boardwalk stretching pretty far into the habitat. Saw a few different shore birds, fish, and crabs. Convenient location near the ferry.

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was my second visit and there are not a lot of fish/birds/animals to see but it is still a very nice place to visit. Do remember to bring binoculars.

Thank nancy t
Reviewed 16 April 2017

So many varied species of birds to view and enjoy-well worth taking your time and observing nature at its feathered finest!

Thank sbradbury55
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Sally M
Is there still a talk on birds on Wednesdays at ? 9 am?
3 October 2016|
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Response from TxStar | Reviewed this property |
Last time I checked there was. Just show up and join in.
I read something on Whooping Cranes that come to the area, and now I cant find where that is. Would you happen to know? Thank you
6 August 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
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
Liese S
Are dogs allowed to visit (on leash of course)?
4 June 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.