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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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Description: 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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Guided Bird Walk Every Saturday at 8AM

We were looking for an opportunity to do some birding during our NM vacation. A Google searched and I found the Randall Davey Audubon Center. Their website indicated that they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were looking for an opportunity to do some birding during our NM vacation. A Google searched and I found the Randall Davey Audubon Center. Their website indicated that they hosted a guided bird walk every Saturday. No reservation required. We met Tom and Keith at the Center they provided some background and then expertly guided the group through the... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A very interesting place. Mr. Davey set up a bird sanctuary here up in the hills of Santa Fe- his story is quirky and intriguing and so is his house. There are also trails around the house which offer short walks and a chance to enjoy the natural surroundings of this area. A tour of the house is offered -... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Walk up Canyon Road. Keep walking. Or bike from Mello Velo. This Audubon Center is a hidden treasure in Santa Fe, well worth the short jaunt away from any crowds to enjoy a quiet tour of trees and birds, as well as other types of animals....

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great place at top of upper canyon road. Hiking around too. Half mile loop easy for kids. There is also access to another trail halfway thru the half mile trail that is really pretty....we'll for the 10-15 minutes we did it. We did run into some wildlife and had to turn around. Was told it was unusual so do not... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A local fireman directed me here when I was in search of an easy morning hike, and I am forever grateful to him for it. The trail, which is clearly marked and not hard on the knees uphill or down, meanders through a beautiful cross-section of desert scrub, and mountain pines. Tons of photo ops, with birds, butterflies, and lush... More 

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Natick,Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We loved this nature walk in Santa Fe.Highly recommend the tour with one of the birding specialists. Our guide, Tom, was excellent and we saw and were introduced to many birds on this short walk through the trails in Santa Fe.Highly recommended. it is about a 10 minute drive from downtown.

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love going to this centre whenever I visit SF. This time with the garden full of early summer flowers it was a treat to sit in front of the feeders early on a Tuesday morning, no one else there and watch Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskin, Black Headed Grosbeaks and Nuthatches, all vying for the feeders. Lovely walk in the... More 

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a nice little walk around an old reservoir off upper Alameda which also connects to the extensive trail system in this part of Santa Fe so you can just knock off a quick mile, or, if you are more ambitious, hike for quite a while. Nothing is too steep either and you are never that far from civilization.... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the center, watching the bird feeders, and seeing the magnificent plants. We were here in the evening in early June and saw canyon towhee, scrub jay, pine siskin, black headed grosbeak, broad tailed hummingbird, and house finches. Spotted towhees were out along the path, and is a beautiful setting. If you ask at the nature... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This audbon park is lovey for a simple hike with beautiful scenery. Hummingbirds and butterflies are everywhere. Well marked trail and local plants make for a great hike. Super for familie and nature lovers!

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