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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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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This 135-acre nature sanctuary serves as the state office and...

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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Peaceful and close to town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
William S
woodland park, United States
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woodland park, United States
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51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Cindy C
Irvine, California
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank James W
Iowa City, IA
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank GailCheryl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

Thank bfcantwell
Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
13 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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137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 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.

Thank OneOrchidLover
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We discovered the Audubon center by accident and came back for the free guided walk to discover the birds on saturday morning (8:00 am). Great location, fantastic views, very nice dedicated people. I am so glad we came.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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205 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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