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Birding On The Boardwalk

Soar on over to the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center and join our experts, Ray Dillahunty and Leslie Hoesktra, for 'Birding on the Boardwalk' every Wednesday at 9:00 AM (1356 Ross Ave). This short but enriching walk along our boardwalk provides fantastic opportunities to observe the wonderful birds of the Gulf Coast. All experience levels are welcome, and if you don't have binoculars, worry not – we have loaner sets available. Discover the beauty of our avian residents with our knowledgeable guides. See you on the boardwalk!

March 1, 2024 - December 25, 2024 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Spring Migration With Sebastian

Experience the wonders of spring migration in Port Aransas with Sebastian at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center on April 27th, starting at 8 am. Located at 1356 Ross Ave., this free event offers a fantastic opportunity to learn from an expert birder. Registration is required (click "read more" to register). Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars; binoculars will be on loan if you do not have your own. Don't miss this chance to fly into the world of birding in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

April 27, 2024 - April 27, 2024 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Tuesdays – Wetlands Education Center – Free Tours to the Public!

"The Wetlands Education Center provides free guided tours for the public, up to 15 people, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Groups of over ten visitors that would like a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center should set up a private tour by contacting Adriana Reza at (361)749-3152 or adriana.reza@austin.utexas.edu   The Wetlands Education Center occupies 3.5 acres between the Marine Science Education Center and the South Jetty. It is a marsh/seagrass pond landscaped and planted with various seagrasses and appropriate coastal vegetation nourished by water from the Aransas Pass Ship Channel. The public is invited to stroll the surrounding boardwalk to observe migratory waterfowl and resident marsh birds. Visitors to the Wetlands Education Center - known as Windows to the Sea - will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role each facet of a wetland plays in supporting and maintaining the productivity of the coastal zone. Preservation of coastal wetlands and estuaries is vital to the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico. The grasses and shallow waters dissipate storm surges and prevent erosion, acting as natural buffers between land and sea. Educating school children and visitors about the importance of wetlands to both nature and man is the objective of the Wetlands Education Center.  


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July 25, 2023 9:00 am

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Thursdays – Wetland Education Center – FREE Tours to the Public

"The Wetlands Education Center provides free guided tours for the public, up to 15 people, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Groups of over ten visitors that would like a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center should set up a private tour by contacting Adriana Reza at (361)749-3152 or adriana.reza@austin.utexas.edu   The Wetlands Education Center occupies 3.5 acres between the Marine Science Education Center and the South Jetty. It is a marsh/seagrass pond landscaped and planted with various seagrasses and appropriate coastal vegetation nourished by water from the Aransas Pass Ship Channel. The public is invited to stroll the surrounding boardwalk to observe migratory waterfowl and resident marsh birds. Visitors to the Wetlands Education Center - known as Windows to the Sea - will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role each facet of a wetland plays in supporting and maintaining the productivity of the coastal zone. Preservation of coastal wetlands and estuaries is vital to the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico. The grasses and shallow waters dissipate storm surges and prevent erosion, acting as natural buffers between land and sea. Educating school children and visitors about the importance of wetlands to both nature and man is the objective of the Wetlands Education Center.  


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July 27, 2023 9:00 am

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