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“Nice Bird Walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Randall Davey Audubon Center

Randall Davey Audubon Center
Ranked #28 of 243 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Tucson, Arizona
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556 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 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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113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 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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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Thank Linda G
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Chicago
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank muchan5
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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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Thank Pond H
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