Audubon’s conservation goals at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary include: the engagement of the Santa Fe community to ensure continued stewardship for the benefit of bird species; improving the function, ecological health and viability of western rivers, including the Santa Fe River; and creating bird-friendly communities to address threats facing critical avian species through outreach programs at the Center and other appropriate areas.
Did you know we are an IBA?
As part of Audubon New Mexico’s network of over 60 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) across our state, the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary was recognized as an IBA primarily because of the breeding and resident bird species and the public education focus at this nature center. The IBA Program is a global effort to identify and conserve areas that are vital to birds and other biodiversity.
Officially called the Randall Davey Audubon Center/Santa Fe Canyon Preserve IBA, it encompasses the 135 acres of piñon/juniper, ponderosa pine and mixed spruce-fir owned by the Audubon Society and the 525 acres of the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve with a bosque of cottonwood and willow trees and beaver ponds.