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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

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Address: Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
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+1 361-749-4111
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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 well as in the distance. Besides that, this is an excellent place to view the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

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Cedar Creek, Texas
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 also a viewing tower that affords you s bird's eye view. There is an abundance... More 

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Leander, Texas
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 warblers, rails, gallinules and the best thing for the kids was the giant alligator that... More 

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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.

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Allen, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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!

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Houston, Texas
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This location is close to town. Saw a variety of bird species and some fish. Got to watch birds in their natural setting. The boardwalk and tower were both in good shape and provided easy access to viewing the wildlife. This is great place for bird watching in a peaceful setting.

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