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Randall Davey Audubon Center

#23 of 268 things to do in Santa Fe Features Animals
Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-4609
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Prepare to Hike

I went to the center because I like to photograph hummingbirds. I got there in the middle of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
richard c
via mobile
A nice getaway close to town

We did not see birds but what a spcial place. We took a nice hike through he hills on a well-marked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donald H
San Antonio, Texas, 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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-4609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the center because I like to photograph hummingbirds. I got there in the middle of the day (not the best time) to scout it out and only saw one hummer. In talking with the very nice docent there this area doesn't seem...More

Thank richard c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not see birds but what a spcial place. We took a nice hike through he hills on a well-marked trail, visited the gardens and the Davey home. I enjoyed every minute of my tim there. There is still something about the area that...More

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here after walking the Nature Conservancy trail just off Upper Canyon Road. You can visit the center, see what birds have been spotted and take a walk up the hill behind to see lovely views.

Thank Tessa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came here for a free Saturday morning bird tour. Holy smokes, what an awesome experience and excellent staff! The tour attracted many experienced birders (unlike ourselves) and was lead by a volunteer guide who was frankly one of the top guides...More

Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool!! look everywhere for hummingbirds! They are everywhere! The audubon center has very nice staff!

Thank DFWson
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Audubon Center isn't big, but it's in a great location for visitors to get a real feel for old Santa Fe. The guides are usually really expert in birding. It's an easy, short visit for a break from shopping and entertainment. Very close to...More

Thank Danae F
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Keep driving beyond the endless art studios to this quiet stop in the foothills. It's easy going with shade as you wind through the trees and up hill beyond the Audubon trail. Saw a striking woodpecker in the creek. Few other visitors on the Monday...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone is familiar with the art galleries along Canyon Road. Not so many visitors take the drive to the end of Upper Canyon Road and the Randall Davey Audubon Center. The gardens here attract a variety of birds. But for us, the real destination is...More

1  Thank gosmallgosimplegonow
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very large variety of plants and flowers all with signage to identify. Open areas to walk and enjoy the weather

Thank markandcoleen
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on Monday. Hours say they open at 8 a.m. We were there at 9:30 a.m. and not an employee around. Everything locked up tight. So no ability to read about anything or learn based on what they centers would have available. Didn't...More

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What is the entrance fee?
26 September 2016|
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Response from judyf | Reviewed this property |
Free - I left a small donation in the info/souvenir shop.
Kirk S
Can you hike the trails in the morning before 8:00 when the visitor center opens? Is the parking lot open before 8:00am?
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.