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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Sadly still waiting for pier to be rebuilt. This is a fabulous place for but watching. Miss walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Boardwalk Is Gone. The Birds Are Still Here!

We have been here many times before. It does look kind of sad, without the boardwalk, but the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Coldspring, Texas
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Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly still waiting for pier to be rebuilt. This is a fabulous place for but watching. Miss walking out in the pier in search of the alligator!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We have been here many times before. It does look kind of sad, without the boardwalk, but the Warblers don’t care. They were here in numbers! It is already possible to see the plants recovering from last year’s hurricane. A considerable amount of landscape restoration...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Usually one of our favorite morning spots on summer trips to the island. Literally wiped out by last year's hurricane, but hopefully to be restored even beyond its past glory. Still a number of species to spot, but much less accessible at the moment.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank docwhiteaustin
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is not up and running yet but I have no doubts that it will be wonderful when it is. The whole area was devastated by Hurricane Harvey and the restoration has been slow ... but it will be back even better than before.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Hurricane Harvey destroyed the boardwalk. A rebuild is planned, with improvements. Keep posted until this is done.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jayteam
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This spot was destroyed by the hurricane and has not been rebuilt. There is just one short path before you are blocked of from further walking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mwbrazil
Reviewed 19 June 2018

got up early to get to the watch site..saw a dozen or so varieties of birds...access was easy to follow directions and the area was very clean with plenty of psrking...will be back !!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 355terryjm
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Pretty garden/plants but we didn't see many birds if any at all. In the end, it wasn't worth the mosquito bites

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Shauna L
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We chose this at the last minute and so glad we did! Natural habitat animal viewing seems like a lot better message to our kids than a zoo!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank kissmygroceries
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The bridge was taken out by the recent hurricane so is a bit smaller now,very close to sewer works so was a bit smelly! But did see a few birds we hadn't seen before

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from TxStar | Reviewed this property |
Last time I checked there was. Just show up and join in.
6 August 2016|
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Response from Connector315471 | 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
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.