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Beatty's Miller Canyon Apiary & Orchard

#4 of 17 things to do in Sierra Vista Features Animals
Sierra Vista, AZ
+1 520-378-2728
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An Institution for Hummingbird Watching

I have never stayed in the cabins. I only have visited to see birds. I have visited at least 10... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diane H
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Green Valley, Arizona
Very generous host

We went just for the day to watch hummingbirds. Mr. Beatty was taking another guest up the canyon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LaurettaYoung
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Portland, Oregon
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The apiary, a great place to observe hummingbirds, also offers overnight accommodations.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never stayed in the cabins. I only have visited to see birds. I have visited at least 10 times over 20 years, including when the "Controlled Access " area was just a couple of folding chairs and a place to see a white-eared...More

1  Thank Diane H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went just for the day to watch hummingbirds. Mr. Beatty was taking another guest up the canyon trail to see the resident pair of Spotted Owls and offered that we could come along. That many is amazing.. he is at least in his 80s...More

Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went to this property for bird and hummingbird watching (did not stay there). They have a lovely viewing area (which is up a rather steep path with ropes to help ensure you keep your balance). Well worth the walk to the viewing area! We...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We went here to see hummingbirds. The CAS area was the place to be. Birds buzzing all around us! It was late March so we knew there would not be a large variety of hummers. Saw 5 different varieties - Magnificent, Broad-billed, Broad tailed, Black...More

Thank KC8212
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was lucky enough to wander up to the seating area with Tom Sr. being there. He was able to identify many of the hummingbirds (really all of them, but I wasn't good at telling the difference between the birds) and we even had two...More

1  Thank Gabriel Y
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Even though it isn't yet time for the Migration, there was an astonishing number of different species of Hummingbirds to view. Viewing is made much easier by having a covered bleacher so you can sit and watch for hours. We were there nearly 3 hours...More

2  Thank Brssjunk
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A wonderful place for birders, good hummingbird feeders, very helpful owners, giving tips and explaining the hummers to us.

Thank Andre W
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great place to see the Magnificent Hummingbird. It's just a short dirt road off of Highway 90 up Miller Canyon Road only a couple of miles. A passenger car can make it fine just take it slow as there are some ruts...More

Thank tntaj
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A really great place to sit (under shaded cover) and enjoy the many hummingbirds that come in to feed. There are also hiking trails to enjoy. There is a fee of $5 per person so that may be a hindrance to some people.

Thank Joey S
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is the premier spot in Southeastern Arizona for viewing hummingbirds. The Beatty's maintain a great selection of feeders in a viewing area that features comfortable covered seating. The fee of $5 per person is modest considering the effort expended to keep this site up...More

Thank Mark M
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