Location

1356 Ross Ave., Port Aransas, TX 78373
Latitude: 27.827115, Longitude: -97.077896

From SH 361 at the ferry landing, take Cut-Off Rd. to Ross Ave. Follow the signs to the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.

Season

All Seasons.

Website

Leonabelle Turnbull

Bird Sightings

eBird — Bird Sightings at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Highlights

This birding facility attracts birds and birders alike. The boardwalk, which stretches nearly a mile over shallow, brackish water, allows for close observation of many birds.

From the observation platform look for waterfowl (Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Cinnamon Teal), grebes (Least included), heron and egrets, cormorants, shorebirds (such as Black-necked Stilt) and flaming pink Roseate Spoonbills (the official bird of Port Aransas).

The parking area and land along the boardwalk are planted in native species, so be on the lookout for migrating land birds.

And definitely keep your eyes open for the resident American alligators, Boots and Bags!

Man with long camera lens at Leona Turnbull