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Address: 150 Blue Heaven Rd, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Phone Number: (520) 394-2400
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A lush 770-acre habitat where both bird and plant life are abundant.

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A very well organised nature reserve with lots to see, peaceful and excellent visitor centre with helpful guide. A must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
JojoW6
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very well organised nature reserve with lots to see, peaceful and excellent visitor centre with helpful guide. A must see.

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Thank JojoW6
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Nature walk, long hike. Up the hills, down to the water. All-around lovely area. Neat Patagonia Lake. Lots of bird activity. Very quiet, didn't see many hikers.

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Thank jacobsen2011
USA
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467 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Warm day to take a trail but it was worth it. This is run by the Nature Conservancy so expect to pay to get in. Had a 2 mile plus trail to walk. Many hummingbird feeders there.

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Thank One2travelUsa
Scottsdale, Arizona
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78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This large Nature Conservancy site is a perfect Birding destination. Many well marked paths to a varied landscape allows for a great variety of birds. And it has facilities!

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Thank rcooper_12
Chicago
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299 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I wish I had more time to stay here. Lovely lake in the middle of the desert. And birds! There is so many to see. nice trails. I will explore them next time. It is best to come here not just for a day but to bring a tent or RV and stay for longer. They have clean toilets and... More 

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Thank Anna G
Tucson, United States
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the place to stretch your legs and see the wildlife. Hiking near this Watershed, one can see the water that supplies the Sreamside Forest with life in the area. Having facilities makes this area the perfect place for wild life viewing and families can partake in the spacious surroundings of nature. The nominal $6.00 fee is worth the... More 

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1 Thank Leslie D
Green Valley, Arizona
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Many bird species, recently saw Coati Mundi plus a larger Gopher Snake eating a Rattler. In and out of shade trees, delightful trails.

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2 Thank Voyaging
Portland, Oregon
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258 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This gem is worth the trip if you want to see the local birds. We were delighted to see our first Vermillion Flycatchers in great abundance. The trails are well marked and go through a variety of habitats. Our other most exciting birding find were Gray Hawks which reportedly nest on the preserve. At the visitor center are several hummingbird... More 

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3 Thank LaurettaYoung
Highland
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140 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stopped by here after visiting Paton's Hummingbird Refuge. We got here too late to walk very far on the trail but we are looking forward to spending more time here next year. The only problem is their limited hours. They are open limited days and hours so be sure to check on that before you drive out there. The... More 

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1 Thank LabMAK
Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I agree with a number of other reviewers - take a couple of hours to see everything and give yourself a chance to sit quietly so that the birds and animals will not notice you and will come out. Definitely worth the walk. We came about 45 minutes before closing time; staff gave us a discount on the fee but... More 

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