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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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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Off the beaten path

I would recommend that you have a GPS to get out there. It is not well signed and the online directions I got were horribly vague compared to the actual location. This is a bird... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michael T
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would recommend that you have a GPS to get out there. It is not well signed and the online directions I got were horribly vague compared to the actual location. This is a bird sanctuary an preserve on the northeastern edge of Santa Fe. Have your camera, a fast hand, and a sharp eye and you can get some... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place to visit when you want to be outdoors, want to walk around and enjoy the environment. The house itself has remnants of Randal Davey's artistry all around. Walk through the fruits tree orchard which is so peaceful. Visit the Audubon center for information and lessons on bird watching. Marvel at the humming birds as they flit... More 

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful four days with friends in a city we'd all visited many times before. Recommend for a short getaway vacation anytime, but April is a nice, quiet time to visit.

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Thank Susan W
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a medium (well, light/medium) or a more strenuous hike, there are wonderful options here. Just a short drive on from Canyon Road are gardens filled with birds (great for all levels of birdwatchers) and then a quiet uncrowded hike on 20 minutes to 3 hours is yards away. Also great for kids and they have... More 

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Thank P.m. S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RDAC is located in a large protected forest environment. Good place to visit wildlife or take a quiet nature walk. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Also includes the Historic Randall Davey house. Highly recommend going.

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Thank Rocky T
near Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

interesting drive just a short distance from the plaza, but the visitor center was closed an hour after it was suppose to have opened, no trail maps available so we took a look at another hiker's. Didn't see many birds but it was a nice little hike - could have gone further but since we didn't have a map we... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Great for the walking trails you can go way back in the canyon. Watch out for bears. Peaceful place.

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Thank metalli2sis
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We went to the Randall Davey Audubon center later in the morning, and we only saw hummingbirds, however, what a beautiful location! The trails are well maintained, and there are several benches to rest on if you need or desire to. The garden maintained by the local master gardeners is also a delight to walk through and see plants you... More 

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Thank Jen W
Potomac, Maryland
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Let me start out by saying I am not a bird watcher. However, every summer when we come to Santa Fe we visit here once or twice. It is close to downtown and a wonderful place to get an easy walk. The scenery is beautiful and the bird's are an added attraction. For those into bird watching there are a... More 

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Mansfield, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit, but felt those with mobility issues would be challenged to make use of the entire facility.

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