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Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds

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477 Pennsylvania Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-415-6447
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Patagonia Hummingbirds

We took a day trip from Tucson to see the birds. It was a wonderful trip. Lots of different birds... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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A Fun Time Viewing the Birds

Our gps helped us find our way to this rather remote spot. The Patonjs have a pleasant viewing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara V
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Hudson, FL
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The Paton Center for Hummingbirds is a place to explore and experience the birds of Southeast Arizona. The site is dedicated to the observation and conservation of hummingbirds--and all of southeast Arizona's astounding biodiversity--through recreation, education, and sustainable practices. Over 200 bird species have been reported at this 1.4-acre residential property on the outskirts of Patagonia, including: Violet-crowned Hummingbirds, Gray Hawks, Varied Buntings, Thick-billed Kingbirds, and many more! Gates are open dawn to dusk. Entry is free of charge, but donations to the "Sugar Fund" help Tucson Audubon maintain the grounds, feed the birds, improve the habitat, and provide educational opportunities. Visit the Paton Center on social media: facebook.com/patonhummingbirds youtube.com/channel/UCYPdH8qgMhXwvgrsfemNZ5g
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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477 Pennsylvania Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624
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+1 520-415-6447
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a day trip from Tucson to see the birds. It was a wonderful trip. Lots of different birds and butterflies. Great for photos. This is a gem. Plus the drive was interesting too. I recommend this for folks who just want a quiet...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our gps helped us find our way to this rather remote spot. The Patonjs have a pleasant viewing pavilion with ta few tables, benches and overhead canopy. There are several humminmgbird feeders along with feeding stations for other birds. Aside from the hummingbirds, we saw...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small oasis graciously offered by residents who created a bird refuge in their yard. Visit, but be respectful of residents and neighbors, and be sure to donate so they can keep the PortAPotties.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband travels to SE Arizona each spring for migration and always makes several trips to Paton’s. Lots of bird activity. We hiked the trail across the road for great vistas and more quiet bird activity. A gem of Arizona.

2  Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Anyone who could call the Paton Center birdless must be blind. We visited twice during our 4 day stay in Patagonia. Saw violet-crowned hummers on both occasions along with Rivoli's, Black-chinned, and Broad-billed hummingbirds along with several other. Lots of passerines there as well: grosbeaks,...More

2  Thank Art H
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We just stopped in to walk after having some drinks at the Wagon Wheel. There was no one there and its was run off donations but you can see they love the birds. There was another couple that showed up later that could name them...More

1  Thank Diana B
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We drove a lot of back roads to find this isolated Audubon park. It was a huge disappointment. You are on your own when you arrive - the map was impossible. We wandered around awhile - ugly grounds & pond, no wild-life, no birds. The...More

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Tucson A, Manager at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear LLDearness, As we noted in response to the review you left us on Yelp (under the account name, "Erma D."), we appreciate you taking the time to write a review for Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds. Your feedback is valued as we strive...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I'm not much of a birder, but at the Paton Center, you can just sit on a bench and listen to all the birders around you call out what they are seeing - and if you have binoculars, and are quick enough, you'll probably see...More

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Tucson A, Manager at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for the nice review, stez! We couldn't agree more--the Paton Center is well-suited for casual observers (even without binoculars) and the most savvy birds alike. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit and are grateful you took the time to share your experience. Happy...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The Tuscon Audubon organization has excelled at continuing with the legacy of the Paton family! Beautiful habitat for the birds and the volunteers have been very welcoming,More

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Tucson A, Manager at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you for the lovely, appreciative review, Mango01. Tucson Audubon remains deeply committed to continuing the work of Wally and Marion Paton, and to developing the 1.4-acre site in the most beneficial ways possible for birds and birders alike. We hope you're able to visit...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on a day trip from Tucson and sat quietly marveling at the hummingbirds. We saw a lot of different hummingbirds on the feeders and in the trees. There were other birds and everyone enjoyed the experience. For us this was an excellent place...More

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Tucson A, Manager at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your kind response, trbeer! We're thrilled to learn of your experience and hope you'll visit again soon. The peak time to observe hummingbirds at our site is spring (late March and April) and the latter half of August. Happy birding!

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Ronald O
10 April 2018|
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Response from donnarv2017 | Reviewed this property |
We live on the south side of Sierra Vista and it takes us a leisurely 45 minutes to get to Patagonia/Paton's.
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areveeing
21 January 2018|
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Response from Tucson A | Property representative |
The Paton Center is open daily, sunrise to sunset.
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Jaye B
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Response from Trista107 | Reviewed this property |
It is a small area that really is set up for quiet bird watching. Though I don't think a small dog on a leash would be too much of a problem space-wise, quiet and less movement is appreciated as birders would like what they... More
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