Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Port Aransas: Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Photo by TXDOT

A boardwalk and observation tower provide fantastic wildlife viewing. Stretching above shallow, brackish water, the boardwalk offers panoramic views of hundreds of resident and migratory birds, waterfowl, and marine creatures, including roseate spoonbills, egrets, herons and more.


  • 1200 Ross Avenue
  • Port Aransas, Texas
  • 78373


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Sunday, 24 hours

  • Free



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