Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
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  • KG_TXtraveler
    Houston, Texas552 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quiet spot to watch wading birds
    A nice boardwalk with shaded observation towers to watch wading birds who like this secluded area. Saw about 17 different species and probably could have found more. I don’t recommend bringing young children as the other borders do not appreciate little kids running noisily up and down the boardwalk.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Stan H
    New Caney, Texas320 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fathers Day get away
    We arrived about 11:30 am ,it was easy to get to and parking was ok. Lot's of birds very beautiful to watch. Signs to tell you all about the birds on the coast. Had a great time there. Very hot take water and a hat, you can thank me later. Stan
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Stephen K
    Corpus Christi, Texas1,879 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Early November us great for white pelicans, redhead ducks and egrets
    Since we live nearby in Corpus Christi, we come here a couple of times a month. In early November 2023 there were sightings of flamingos, but they were apparently too far away to see. Apparently there are a few that can be seen from one of the towers in Charlies Pasture, about 3/4 mile away. But still, this is a nice place to visit and take photos of birds; this time of the year there are redhead ducks and lots of white pelicans and the usual egrets.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
  • pasherry
    United States1,025 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great birdwatching
    Part of the Port A Nature Preserve. We found this to be the best area to see a lot of water birds at a fairly close distance. Right next to the water treatment plant so didn’t like the smell but tolerable. Good signage to ID birds and nice walkways built over the water leading to covered observation towers. The trail continues several miles on if you want to go further to the South area. Every Wed, several local folks provide an interpretive bird walk…Ray was great pointing out birds and answering questions. Bring binoculars and a hat. Definitely go several times as you might see something different every time. One thing to note- are no restrooms on site. We went in the fall when birds migrate, not sure how it is in summer.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Twomaples
    448 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pelicans, pelicans, pelicans!
    We could have spent the entire day here just watching the pelicans alone. We identified at least a dozen different birds and we are just beginners! The viewing platforms were fabulous and the stroll along the boardwalk over the wetlands was well worth the time. Other people on the trails were eager to share their sightings making this a very positive experience.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2023
  • 404HappyTraveller
    Saskatchewan, Canada496 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile stop, very interesting.
    It was a cooler blustery day, but we tried this out anyway, as it sounded like a worthwhile stop. Very glad we did , because, although we aren’t birders, it was impressive to see all the various birds congregating within easy viewing distance. There are lots of posters identifying many of the birds that gather there, so with help from that, we were able to pick out and identify many of the unfamiliar birds. We’re from Canada, so it was even more interesting seeing many of the same birds we have at home during the summer in their winter “residence”. Well worth braving the cold and wind to see this. Well done!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 February 2024
  • Stephen K
    Corpus Christi, Texas1,879 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Late March 2024 is great for diversity: white pelicans, egrets, spoonbills
    Since we live nearby in Corpus Christi, we come here several times a month (perhaps more in the Spring). "Boots" the resident gator was sunning near the main tower in plain view. We saw many white pelicans, egrets (including a tri-color) and spoonbill. Very nice time of year to visit
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
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Hibbing1
Twin Cities69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A must visit. International groups and many “Birders” come here especially during migration time. Several species of birds and wildlife.
Written 15 April 2024
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tom c
Jackson, MS61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What a great place for a relaxing walk in the tidal marsh.
The variety and abundance of sea birds is breathtaking.
One of the biggest alligators you've ever seen is the boss of this swamp!
Written 13 April 2024
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,879 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Since we live nearby in Corpus Christi, we come here several times a month (perhaps more in the Spring). "Boots" the resident gator was sunning near the main tower in plain view. We saw many white pelicans, egrets (including a tri-color) and spoonbill. Very nice time of year to visit
Written 31 March 2024
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Ellen W
Wisconsin47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This preserve was full of birds, easy to walk path, and free. The sunset was beautiful. We didn't see an alligator, but I did see a Roseatte Spoonbill, a bird I had never seen before. Breathtaking!
Written 25 March 2024
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404HappyTraveller
Saskatchewan, Canada496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was a cooler blustery day, but we tried this out anyway, as it sounded like a worthwhile stop. Very glad we did , because, although we aren’t birders, it was impressive to see all the various birds congregating within easy viewing distance. There are lots of posters identifying many of the birds that gather there, so with help from that, we were able to pick out and identify many of the unfamiliar birds. We’re from Canada, so it was even more interesting seeing many of the same birds we have at home during the summer in their winter “residence”. Well worth braving the cold and wind to see this. Well done!
Written 29 February 2024
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Kim G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Perhaps not the best of weather. Very windy with on shore gusts of 45mph. Also a bit of beach overwash.
Written 13 January 2024
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OntarioCanuck1
Georgetown, Canada4,090 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great visit for birdwatching, lots of variety so bring your cameras and binocs. Boardwalks are good to walk on and and most of sites i believe are wheel chair accessible but phone ahead. There are alligators as well sometimes. I would return again, great views.
Written 15 December 2023
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Twomaples
Canada448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We could have spent the entire day here just watching the pelicans alone. We identified at least a dozen different birds and we are just beginners! The viewing platforms were fabulous and the stroll along the boardwalk over the wetlands was well worth the time. Other people on the trails were eager to share their sightings making this a very positive experience.
Written 3 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pasherry
United States1,025 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Part of the Port A Nature Preserve. We found this to be the best area to see a lot of water birds at a fairly close distance. Right next to the water treatment plant so didn’t like the smell but tolerable. Good signage to ID birds and nice walkways built over the water leading to covered observation towers. The trail continues several miles on if you want to go further to the South area. Every Wed, several local folks provide an interpretive bird walk…Ray was great pointing out birds and answering questions. Bring binoculars and a hat. Definitely go several times as you might see something different every time. One thing to note- are no restrooms on site. We went in the fall when birds migrate, not sure how it is in summer.
Written 22 November 2023
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,879 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Since we live nearby in Corpus Christi, we come here a couple of times a month. In early November 2023 there were sightings of flamingos, but they were apparently too far away to see. Apparently there are a few that can be seen from one of the towers in Charlies Pasture, about 3/4 mile away. But still, this is a nice place to visit and take photos of birds; this time of the year there are redhead ducks and lots of white pelicans and the usual egrets.
Written 4 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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