Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center


Located at the south end of Ross Avenue behind the Trolley Stop Map Link
Overlooks the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.

A raised boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible extends out into the cattails for a close-up encounter with Mother Nature. An observation tower halfway down the boardwalk permits a panoramic view of the pond and the surrounding flats. A free viewing scope is mounted on the tower and a free ADA-compliant scope is available at another viewing box along the boardwalk.

Weekly guided birding tours are offered free of charge on Wednesdays at 9:00 am and the species of birds visible in this large open area depend on the season (migrations, you know!).

Our resident alligators, Boots and Bags, can occasionally be seen sunning themselves on the water's edge or gliding gracefully through the water in search of another resting spot.

The walk along the Birding Center flower beds is one to remember. The beds are filled with plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, cacti, tropical and native plants.
Link to a recent Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine article about Port Aransas birding boardwalks.

TPWD Magazine article
Link to an updated birding checklist, courtesy of Dr. Joan and Scott Holt.

Port Aransas Birding Checklist
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710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, Tx 78373
Tel: 361.749.4111
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