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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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Water, birds, hiking, fishing and more

I wish I had more time to stay here. Lovely lake in the middle of the desert. And birds! There is so many to see. nice trails. I will explore them next time. It is best to come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I wish I had more time to stay here. Lovely lake in the middle of the desert. And birds! There is so many to see. nice trails. I will explore them next time. It is best to come here not just for a day but to bring a tent or RV and stay for longer. They have clean toilets and... More 

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Tucson, United States
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the place to stretch your legs and see the wildlife. Hiking near this Watershed, one can see the water that supplies the Sreamside Forest with life in the area. Having facilities makes this area the perfect place for wild life viewing and families can partake in the spacious surroundings of nature. The nominal $6.00 fee is worth the... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Many bird species, recently saw Coati Mundi plus a larger Gopher Snake eating a Rattler. In and out of shade trees, delightful trails.

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Portland, Oregon
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84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This gem is worth the trip if you want to see the local birds. We were delighted to see our first Vermillion Flycatchers in great abundance. The trails are well marked and go through a variety of habitats. Our other most exciting birding find were Gray Hawks which reportedly nest on the preserve. At the visitor center are several hummingbird... More 

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Highland
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114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stopped by here after visiting Paton's Hummingbird Refuge. We got here too late to walk very far on the trail but we are looking forward to spending more time here next year. The only problem is their limited hours. They are open limited days and hours so be sure to check on that before you drive out there. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I agree with a number of other reviewers - take a couple of hours to see everything and give yourself a chance to sit quietly so that the birds and animals will not notice you and will come out. Definitely worth the walk. We came about 45 minutes before closing time; staff gave us a discount on the fee but... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Definitely out of the way but this Audubon site is worth hunting down. Very nice site with a wide variety of habitats, including running water, which means there is a potential for a lot of different birds. We weren't there at the birdiest time of year but we still saw several species that we saw up close and personal. Lots... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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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120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 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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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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