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“pretty good bird center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Randall Davey Audubon Center

Randall Davey Audubon Center
Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
505/983-4609
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Ranked #22 of 108 attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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.
Lawrenceburg, IN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“pretty good bird center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I didn't go in the best season, but I saw some nice high desert birds at the feeders surrounding the welcome building. Nothing much on the trails in December.

Visited December 2012
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Rio Rancho
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“I love t here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The grounds are beautiful and the birds and insects fun to see. The "back yard" is a wonderful place to visit and relax.Spend some time sitting and counting your blesings.

Visited June 2012
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Easy Year Round Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Anytime of year this is a nice easy hike to make. Many different birds can bne seen around the reservoir and there are a number of places to sit on benches and enjoy the quiet.

Visited October 2012
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Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Off season maybe?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

We didn't see a lot of birds, but it was mid afternoon and mid September, so that may have contributed to the lack of birds. We did see a mountain lion, and it scattered one direction as soon as it saw us. We slowly went the other direction, watching over our shoulder the rest of the hike. All in all a nice day though.

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Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Another quiet getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I visit the Audubon Center a couple times during the year. It is a peaceful place to go for a walk, sit, watch the birds, etc. If you want to do some serious or even moderate hiking, this is not the place for you. Go to the nearby Dale Ball trails or the Santa Fe Conservancy trail instead of/or in addition to the loop at the Audubon Center which is .5 mi, but you can head up Bear Canyon a little way if you want. I always appreciate the friendliness of the volunteers and the information they have available about the wildlife. This is a nice retreat and you would never know that you are a short drive from downtown. I would recommend this for birdwatchers, families, or anyone just wanting a few minutes alone on a quite walk- the $2 adult donation is worth it.

Visited August 2012
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