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Randall Davey Audubon Center

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 16:00
Open today: 08:00 - 16:00
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A true gem!

Our GPS couldn't locate it, but Goggle maps worked fine. It is at the far end of Upper Canyon Rd... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Janet L
Saint Louis, Missouri
Worth a visit

A different way to explore and experience Santa Fe. You can stay in the peaceful garden and watch... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
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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 8 December 2018

Our GPS couldn't locate it, but Goggle maps worked fine. It is at the far end of Upper Canyon Rd. There's a small visitor center with maps and books. The trails are up a multi-story winding staircase. During our visit they were snow covered, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet L
Reviewed 13 November 2018

A different way to explore and experience Santa Fe. You can stay in the peaceful garden and watch the birds or hike the loop on the hillside beyond.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lynn11315
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We tripped over this at the end of a hike through the Nature Conservancy trail, and are glad we did. A very nice grounds and lots of birds flocking to the feeders. Some helpful staff to identify a few migrants we were not sure about,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DudefrmAK
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The trails were unfortunately closed due to high fire danger when we visited, but we still enjoyed our time at the Audubon Center. The staff was very friendly and informative. We saw a good variety of birds around the center's main building. Lots of hummingbirds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MyOwnBrandOfCrazy
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mczw
Reviewed 12 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 6 August 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 1 July 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jacklmc
Reviewed 31 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Janelle H
Reviewed 13 May 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

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Tim V
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7 September 2018|
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Response from GFKKSS | Reviewed this property |
Probably - just give them a call
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Response from judyf | Reviewed this property |
Free - I left a small donation in the info/souvenir shop.
17 May 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.