Our Beautiful Mesa View Trail
The Plant List linked below, was compiled from sightings on Sevilleta’s First Annual Wildflower Walk along the Refuge's Mesa View Trail!
Trail Plant List
eBird Trail Tracker
Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.
eBird Trail Tracker
The pronghorn antelope is not really an antelope, but is the sole descendent of an ancient deer-like family.
This American black bear was observed enjoying a refuge wildlife drinker for more than a drink!
View Our New Photo Gallery Highlighting Our Naturalistic Wildlife Drinkers
North American badger
Badgers are built to dig. They move dirt faster than any other mammal, including a person with a shovel!
An Event in Celebration of the Centennial of Migratory Birds!
Mark Your Calendars for: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00am to 2:00pm for our Migratory Bird Day Hike. All are Welcome! Call (505) 864-4021 to reserve a place. In 2016, International Migratory Bird Day highlights the importance of international efforts to conserve birds through agreements, laws, treaties, and collaborations. This year also marks the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty, a landmark agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to protect our shared migratory birds. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. You can borrow them from the Refuge if you don't. Great people always gather for birding!Agency' Migratory Bird and Bird Conservation website
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
The Beauty of Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge from Sunrise to Sunset!
Enjoy the detailed 53 page pamphlet linked below which identifies various flowers seen outside Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center. Photographs and drawings of flowering plants are categorized by petal color. Cacti and tree flowers are also included. (The pamphlet guide may take a moment to load and open.)Field Guide to Flowers / © Sheryl M. Mayfield
The refuge is open year round during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). No entrance fees are required. The entrance gate is timed to open at sunrise and close at sunset seven days a week. The Visitor Center's hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.Plan
Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird Trail Tracker is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. A birder simply enters when, where, and how they went birding, then fills out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. The link below allows you to set-up an account in eBird to submit your observations. The Refuge appreciates you entering your bird sightings on the eBird online checklist program. For more information about eBird go to: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/ eBird On-line Program to Submit Observations
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.” ~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce
Page Photo Credits Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera / USFWS, Indian paintbrush flower / M. Weisenberger, USFWS, American kestrel in flight / USFWS, Red-winged blackbird / © Bernadette Madison, USFWS, Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield, Refuge sunset over the wetlands/USFWS, Yellow-headed blackbird / © Bernadette Madison, USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs / © Jeremy Stein, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016