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Randall Davey Audubon Center

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Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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If you like birds, head here

I was happy a local recommended this place at the top of Canyon Road. The gardens are filled with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Enjoyed our Visit!

Only got to stop by for an hour or so one afternoon but enjoyed our visit. Several hummingbird... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Dennis S
Waco, United States
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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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Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-4609
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was happy a local recommended this place at the top of Canyon Road. The gardens are filled with bird feeders so you have the opportunity to see a variety of local birds easily. The walking trails are beautiful as well. They even have binoculars...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Only got to stop by for an hour or so one afternoon but enjoyed our visit. Several hummingbird feeders and other songbird feeding stations are located near the visitor center. Didn't get to hike the trail. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would loved to have...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I went with my fiends from Nova Scotia who are birders - they were thrilled. We sat in the lovely garden and watched the birds. The trail above the center was closed due to fire danger. The Randall Davey house is open for tours once...More

Thank gurufateh k
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Due to high fire danger the main trail was closed. So we could only walk around the lower grounds. There were lots of bird feeders and quite a few birds. There was a class underway for young people. The old buildings provide a nice feature...More

Thank jacklmc
Reviewed May 31, 2018

This is a great place for birding I am told. We just like to do some easy hiking through a very beautiful area. Easy and slow little climb with pines and flowers blooming. Maybe a 1/2 mile hike. Longer if you go into Bear canyon....More

Thank Janelle H
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We wife and I travel to Sante Fe several times a year. This place is a go to in any season. There may be limited hours and resources in the colder months but still well worth the short drive from downtown, where we stay. We...More

3  Thank Tim V
Reviewed April 18, 2018

We arrived in October--there were only hummingbirds and a gray junco there. We missed the migration period. We did walk the trail on the hill which was pleasant but without birds. They were at the feeders at the center.

Thank gary1212015
Reviewed March 27, 2018

There is a board with the postings of sightings of various bird species at the visitor's center. Be sure to take the walk around the lake if you go.

1  Thank hankmail505
Reviewed February 16, 2018

First time we had gone to this location and we were pleasantly surprised. Very close to the city but you feel a million miles away. Nice environment, good hiking trails and a lot of nice bird feeders set up by the welcome center. Not a...More

1  Thank ljtraveler_11
Reviewed January 6, 2018

If you want a break from shopping and museums, the Audubon center and hike is perfect. Some visitor center, bathrooms, benches, easy trails set in beautiful terrain. Lots of birds. Peaceful, wasn't crowded. Enjoy the views and nature. You can spend as much or as...More

1  Thank smack5
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September 7, 2018|
Response from Tim V | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. Thanks
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Response from judyf | Reviewed this property |
Free - I left a small donation in the info/souvenir shop.
Kirk S
May 17, 2016|
Response from sosantafe | Reviewed this property |
We have parked outside the gate when the center was closed during the winter. I imagine it is fine as long as you do not block the road for people coming later. Road is narrow.