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  • Chihuhua raven 218 X 116

    A bird's eye view

    The adult Chihuahuan raven has a glossy black plumage. The species is fairly common in deserts and dry grasslands of the southwest.

  • Grey fox

    Gray fox

    The gray fox can scramble-up a tree quickly, and is the only member of the dog family capable of climbing.

  • Bathing American black bear 218 X 116

    So Refreshing!

    This American black bear was observed enjoying a refuge wildlife drinker for more than a drink!

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  • Mountain lion 218 X 116

    Mountain lion

    Mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther, catamount, ghost cat—this North American cat is known by more names than just about any other mammal!

  • Badger 218 X 116

    North American badger

    Badgers are built to dig. They move dirt faster than any other mammal, including a person with a shovel!


2013-2014 Hunting Details

Eurasian collared dove / A. Mazouz ©

The refuge's current 2013-2014 small game bird and waterfowl hunting season is underway. This seasonal program provides an opportunity to hunt dove, light geese, coots, and ducks. For more information, view the link below.

2013-2014 Hunting Fact Sheet

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Two Million and Counting

Golden eagle-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge has inventoried close to two million photographs of various animal and plant species seen on the refuge. Using motion sensor cameras, wildlife that is typically challenging to watch can be seen with ease. This glimpse into the lives of many species helps the refuge determine current and future management needs and decisions.

A Glimpse Into the Life of...
Page Photo Credits — Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS, Eurasian collared dove / A. Mazouz ©, Golden eagle-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs/Jeremy Stein ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014
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