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Randall Davey Audubon Center

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Address: Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505/983-4609
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and educational...

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.

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This is a great off the path to visit. Morning is especially nice and quiet and the views are super. Some days have volunteers giving talks and walks around the center.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a great off the path to visit. Morning is especially nice and quiet and the views are super. Some days have volunteers giving talks and walks around the center.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

If you like small walks, birds and natural beauty this is the place for you! We saw about 10 different types of birds on our short walk. This was nice coming from a big city where you only see pigeons!

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Thank peter s
woodland park, United States
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52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

After several difficult hikes around Santa Fe, this was an easy and peaceful place to stroll. It is close to town and is filled with birds and quiet spots to sit and enjoy nature. There are a couple of flat walking trails as well. Definitely worth spending a nice morning there.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I spent a wonderful morning at Randall Davey Audubon Center, hiking the desert trails. Tough to find -- at the end of a dirt road -- you'll think you're lost, but you're not! Look for the signs. Surprisingly close to downtown. Don't miss the more rustic Bear Canyon spur -- it was my favorite part of the hike! The woman... More 

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Irvine, California
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

An interesting drive past the upper Canyon's multi-million dollar homes. The Center is an older, 2 story, large compound now used as a nature preserve. Get out of your car and walk among the plants and trees, look up at the beautiful blue sky and the amazing clouds.

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Iowa City, IA
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A free (donations accepted) lovely hike that be extended into the national forest. It was a cold sunny Saturday morning and we saw only one other person. The chickadees and finches kept us company…saw a deer and a squirrel. It is a peaceful and beautiful place to hike among the pines. At the birdfeeders near the information center, we saw... More 

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guineapickle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We loved driving up Canyon to arrive in this magical place. I had read that there were "amazing" murals here, and did not give them anywhere. There are two whimsical paintings on the exterior of the house, but I expected a lot more. There didn't seem to be any way to actually get inside the home. Or any signs that... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We went for the Saturday morning bird walk. It was excellent. They had 3 helping with the walk. Stacy was excellent in giving location and information about the birds. Kieth was right on with the scope. The grounds are great. After the walk we took a hike up bear canyon. Great place.

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I were feeling a little altitude sick, so instead of going on a major hike, we decided to take the small hike around the audobon center with our 7 month daughter. It was about 15 minutes- very, very easy. The scenery was okay, but nothing spectacular. The 'center' itself is really just a little house that is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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141 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you want a tranquil place with abundant wild life, this is it. The staff & volunteers here are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

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