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“Nice Bird Walk” 5 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 #17 of 94 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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.
Fulltime RV
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437 reviews 437 reviews
90 attraction reviews
Reviews in 124 cities Reviews in 124 cities
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
“Nice Bird Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

They conduct a bird walk ever Saturday morning at 8:00. W had about 8 people for this mornings walk. The walk starts around the buildings and then goes down a trail into a canyon. Whole walk is about 2 miles and takes about 2 - 2 1/2 hours, depending on stops. We saw a fair number of species. Enjoyable morning.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
“Parking lots not open per signage for early birders”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We visited twice: first, mid morning on a Friday. Walked 2 trails and enjoyed spotting several western birds new to us. Clean bathrooms back at main building. Parked that day in front of main building. Returned second morning early - gates are to open at 7am but unfortunately they were locked - there is no side street parking available/permitted in this narrow roadway area - ugh. We arrived around 7:20am on a Saturday and gates were locked.

Visited June 2013
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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a good, short hike here but saw very few birds. I guess they weren't in the mood to be out. The bird feeders close to the visitor's center had more birds than were on the hike.

Visited May 2013
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Chicago
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good for families with kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was a pretty little find: nice trails and information. Right outside the gate is access to the Santa Fe Preserve, a Nature Conservancy spot for light hiking, walks, so you can do both places easily. Good for an easy walk, bird watching, time with kids.

Visited June 2013
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“Hiking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

There were very friendly folks who worked there and it is a beautiful area for hiking and not at all crowded, we actually found the out of the way trails were more crowded.

Visited March 2013
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