Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

Located down the street from the Community Park at 1356 Ross Avenue next to the Nueces County Water Treatment Facility. This site offers a native pollinator garden and large trees in the front area.  In the back, there is a 750-foot long boardwalk over the freshwater wetlands and a 750-foot long trail off the end of the boardwalk with a bench overlooking the saltmarsh.

Birding on the Boardwalk, Wednesdays 9AM

Birders Meet Up! Join our experts at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center to experience birding from the new boardwalk. This walk will be short along our boardwalk but offers great vistas for watching all our wonderful birds. Guides Ray Dillahunty and Leslie Hoesktra will lead the group in discovering all the Center has to offer.

All experience levels are welcome, and binoculars are available for loan.

Program is free.  Meet at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center at 9:00 am.

In 2006 Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine names the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center #1 of the Top Ten Boardwalks in Texas.


The Port Aransas Nature Preserve would like help from you! If you think you'd like to help please contact Rae Mooney at rmooney@cityofportaransas.org.