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Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary
The Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary is for the birds and the people who love them. Randall Davey, a Santa Fe artist, left his 135-acre property at the top of Upper Canyon to the National... Read More
The Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary is for the birds and the people who love them. Randall Davey, a Santa Fe artist, left his 135-acre property at the top of Upper Canyon to the National Audubon Society to be used as an educational, cultural and historical center. The site, bounded by National Forest lands and protected Santa Fe River Watershed land, is home to over 200 species of birds. They live in various ecosystems throughout the sanctuary. The site is a great place for a hike. You can easily access Santa Fe's extensive Dale Ball Trail from the center. Sit quietly while observing birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Artists sometimes set up their easels and paint the woodland splendor. Visit the native plant and pollinator gardens where you can view native bee houses. The site is also available to rent for special events. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
1800 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
- Free Things to Do: "Take advantage of special activities offered. On Saturday mornings there's a bird walk with an expert at 8am. Randall Davey's house is open for tours ($5 per person) on Fridays. They offer periodic guided nature walks, butterfly classes, star parties and lectures. Some of these have fees."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: It's great to get out in a beautiful and peaceful setting and see birds and other wildlife up close in their natural habitats.