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Beatty's Miller Canyon Apiary & Orchard

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Hummingbirds and Honey

This is a great place to see hummingbirds. We came a little late in the season this year, but we... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
An Institution for Hummingbird Watching

I have never stayed in the cabins. I only have visited to see birds. I have visited at least 10... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
Diane H
Green Valley, Arizona
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The apiary, a great place to observe hummingbirds, also offers overnight accommodations.
Sierra Vista, AZ
+1 520-378-2728
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All reviews viewing area hummingbird feeders large variety different varieties controlled access dirt road keep in mind bleachers owls eared property cas birders canyon creek gazebo nature
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a great place to see hummingbirds. We came a little late in the season this year, but we were still able to hang out in the gazebo and watch those who hadn't migrated yet. We were also excited to be able to purchase...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JamiT54
Reviewed July 1, 2018

I've visited the Beatty's orchard and grounds several times. I stayed at Cabin "E" near the Controlled Access Station (CAS). I've seen so many rare birds on their property over the years, especially the White-eared Hummingbird and the Spotted Owl family, but also the Northern...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KenA863
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Most birders know Beatty's. There are about 15 hummingbird feeders and in addition a couple miles of trails in one of the most exciting birding areas in the country.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

I wish there was a sign to tell us we were in the correct location. We drove all the way there on a rough dirt road and the only sign was a large STOP sign warning people they were on private property - guests and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
6  Thank Photodiva2015
Reviewed September 16, 2017

The proper name of this places is Beatty's Miller Ranch and Orchard. This is one of the best placesin NorthAmerica to see a large variety of hummingbirds. Up to 14 have been seen here in one day. You have to park below the property (plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We love this place! It's a drive up Miller Canyon, paved and then dirt road. Private driveway, be respectful. There is a $5 charge and a short uphill climb. I'm 80 with a bad knee, but I take it slowly and there is a rope...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Judith K
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I have never stayed in the cabins. I only have visited to see birds. I have visited at least 10 times over 20 years, including when the "Controlled Access " area was just a couple of folding chairs and a place to see a white-eared...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank Diane H
Reviewed May 21, 2017

We went just for the day to watch hummingbirds. Mr. Beatty was taking another guest up the canyon trail to see the resident pair of Spotted Owls and offered that we could come along. That many is amazing.. he is at least in his 80s...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We went to this property for bird and hummingbird watching (did not stay there). They have a lovely viewing area (which is up a rather steep path with ropes to help ensure you keep your balance). Well worth the walk to the viewing area! We...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

We went here to see hummingbirds. The CAS area was the place to be. Birds buzzing all around us! It was late March so we knew there would not be a large variety of hummers. Saw 5 different varieties - Magnificent, Broad-billed, Broad tailed, Black...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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October 15, 2017|
Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
August seems to be the best time.