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Randall Davey Audubon Center

Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
505/983-4609
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Ranked #23 of 109 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational center for the National Audubon Society, which offers education programs and... more » Owner description: This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational center for the National Audubon Society, which offers education programs and free natural history and birding walks throughout the year. « less
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We arrived when they were closing the gates, however we were allowed in and told to make sure we close it on our way out. This place is beautiful, we took one of the short trails and enjoyed it very much! After the walk we sat by the museum, which was closed but we peek through the windows and it... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I joined the center's regular Saturday morning guide led hike through the center habitats. We saw many endemic species that were a thrill for me coming from Chicago and having not seen a Blackheaded Grosbeak, Scrub Jays, even the Goldfinches were unique to the SW. Both guides were informed & helpful. The center itself has several feeders, so we were... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a really nice place for birders and easy hikes. There are several trails, none difficult. There are shaded areas along the trails where benches are placed to rest and cool off. The man staffing the office was quite knowledgeable. There are hummingbirds galore flying around our heads as we sat in the garden after our short hike. This... More

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Tulsa, OK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have visited Santa Fe, NM twice and on our second visit we stopped by the Randall Davey Audubon Center. I am an amateur bird photographer and was looking to get a few good bird pics. This Audubon Center is at the end of Canyon Road and the surface is gravel for the last mile or so up to the... More

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Pagosa Springs
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Located at the end of Canyon Road - is this wonderful nature center. Several trails at the headwaters of the Santa Fe river.

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After seeing much of the city, I decided to go to the Audubon Center, located at the end of Canyon Road in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There's a visitor center ( extremely helpful staff), activities for children, and wonderful hiking trails through the mountains. A nice way to explore the flora and wildlife of Santa Fe, away from the... More

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Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is not a tourist destination. When you are craving a little peace and quiet, the Audubon Center is a peaceful little diversion. It's usually not crowded unless they are doing a program and you can walk at your leisure and sit and rest when you feel like it. The surroundings are beautiful and if you are there during the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you are in Santa Fe and want a little enjoyment of wilderness come here and make the little nature walk. You will find it to be amazingly quiet and peaceful for its relative proximity to "civilization"

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very nice. Birdsong, birds flitting about. Stargazing. Pretty gardens and natural areas. I like it there very much.

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful Hike But No Birds The Audubon center affords mild hikes with gentle elevations in beautiful terrain. Educational signs help point out animals, birds and plants. The hiking trail for me was mild to moderate. Benches are strategically placed for the views. Parking is available at the visitor center Staff is helpful. Bathrooms were clean Seeing birds is similar to... More

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