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Our mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Enjoy our hiking trails and gardens. Our trails lead through several different habitats and plant zones ranging from meadows to Ponderosa Pine forests. Bring your binoculars and cameras, but please leave your dogs at home.
2:00 PM every Friday, Docent-led tours of the historic Randall Davey House and Studio, $5. Santa Fe’s only nature center has an unexpected artistic past. Every Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM take a trip back in time and join a docent-led tour of the historic Davey House and Studio, preserved in its original state from the mid 1900’s. Keep an eye out for original furnishings, mural paintings and the prohibition-era hidden bar!
Special tours given at group rates. Please contact the Center for more information and to schedule: 505 983-4609.
8:30 AM every Saturday, Bird walks led by local experts, FREE!
Check out our facebook page for a current schedule of seasonal events open to the public.
From St. Francis Drive (US 84/285), take Alameda east (towards the mountains). You will pass through several stoplights and 4-way stops, but keep going. Eventually you will come to a light at Paseo de Peralta. Go straight, the road turns more residential at this point, and the Santa Fe River is on your right. You will meet 4-way stops at Delgado Street and Palace Avenue, and then the road will curve sharply to the right and go over the river. At the next 4–way stop, which is the intersection with Upper Canyon Road, turn left. Follow this road until it ends—it dead-ends at our parking lot. The last half mile is a curvy dirt road. You may feel like you are lost, but most likely you just haven’t reached us yet.
A vanguard of modern art, Randall Davey was an important part of the Santa Fe Art Colony, and was a skilled painter, printmaker and sculptor. Davey successfully practiced his art here in his studio until his death in 1964. In 1983, the Davey family generously gifted the property to the National Audubon Society to be preserved as a wildlife sanctuary, and used as an educational, cultural and historical center. Davey’s works, along with antique furnishings and personal memorabilia are exhibited in house, art studio and administrative offices.
From riverside riparian areas to pinon-juniper woodland, visitors can explore many different kinds of ecosystems and wildlife. Pick up a bird, mammal or plant list for your visit.