One of the more popular places to visit in Port Aransas is the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. With a raised boardwalk and an observation tower, it offers great views of a large wetland area and all the wildlife there. Depending on the season, you can catch sight of herons, egrets, spoonbills, pelicans, ducks and many other birds. This spot is just one of the reasons that Port Aransas was recently named America’s Birdiest Small Coastal City for the second year in a row.
But birds are not the only wildlife worth looking for. There are two resident alligators, fondly named Boots and Bags by the locals. Usually you have to be a very early bird to see the gators, but recently our good friends with DeWitt Productions, Inc. were able to get this great video footage to share with us and all of the fans and friends of The Commons.
We hope you enjoy watching it. And next time you visit The Commons for a weekend (or a week) be sure to schedule a morning trip to the birding center.