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Address: 150 Blue Heaven Rd, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Phone Number: (520) 394-2400
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: A lush 770-acre habitat where both bird and plant life are abundant.

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Enormous Cottonwoods, Excellent Birding & Easy Trails.

This Preserve is definitely worth a few hours to explore. The site is staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable regarding bird species, animals and plants found at this site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Mindy and Roger A
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This Preserve is definitely worth a few hours to explore. The site is staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable regarding bird species, animals and plants found at this site. For birders, this is a definite place to visit. The day we were there several birders were to be found checking out birds. Of particular interest, a rare species of Robin... More 

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Columbia,IL
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370 reviews 370 reviews
91 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We did not allow ourselves enough time and kicked on own butt all the way back. Wife got to see a Rufus Robin, me the back of a bob cat.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We hiked several trails, but there wasn't much to see. We had hoped to see some hummingbirds, but we saw no wildlife, not even a squirrel.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Large preserve along one of the few year-long flowing creek. Beautiful riparian area and open meadows that draw birds and hold a variety of wildlife. Nice visitor center with information on latest bird sightings.

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Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A friend and I drove to Patagonia to hike and found the Nature Conservancy's Patagonia Creek Preserve, an amazing place about a mile from town. The fee is $6 for non-members and $3 for members. We took the 2 mile loop that runs along the creek, which was still flowing in December, through an amazing giant Oak Tree Forest, and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were in the general area to visit the Empire Ranch House. I wanted to write a review for them but they're not listed on TA. I recommend a visit to the historic ranch. We ended up in Patagonia and the Preserve. My niece and I had been former members of the Nature Consrvancy and wanted to view this area.... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Trails lead along the Sonoita Creek where many species of birds can be seen. It's a lovely Nature Conservancy property.

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Emmaus
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423 reviews 423 reviews
28 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is a gem, a riverside habitat for birds that has no equal in the area. It is best in the spring and summer, but is also good in wintertime.

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I first read about this preserve in a tour book where it was described as "enchanted", and that is exactly the word that I would use. It looks like the middle of nowhere when you pull up, but there is ample parking, restrooms and a very small gift shop. They are open until 4pm and closed on Monday and Tuesdays.... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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104 reviews 104 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Sonoita Creek flows here for two of its five miles (the rest being dry wash this time of year) and watercress grows, making this a green, verdant habitat for birds and other wildlife. The massive cottonwoods took my breath away. The trails were nice to walk, and the peacefulness of this special place is addictive. A must visit for birders... More 

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