Skip Navigation


  • 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!

    Just For Kids

  • 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.

  • 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!


Visit Us Today!

Refuge sign

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 new hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

Plan Your Visit

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

Follow NWRS Online



  • Feathered Friends Hike - May 9

    2015 IMBD Poster illustrated by artist Amelia Hansen of Michigan

    Help us celebrate International Migratory Bird Day! Support this annual event at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join Refuge Manager Kathy Granillo for a hike in the riparian area in search of some of our wonderful winged migrants and residents. Grab your hiking boots, water, binoculars, and lunch. We also suggest mosquito repellent. Discover another side of Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations are required, so please call the refuge at 505-864-4021 today! To learn more about International Migratory Bird Day, visit the link below.

    International Migratory Bird Day Website
  • Horseback Tour - May 16

    Riders of horseback / © Clifford Carter

    Join us for a guided horseback exploration of the riparian areas of Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge! The tour will begin at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 16. Enjoy some amazing views from the seat of your saddle! Load up your horse, saddle, water and lunch! Dress for the weather. Space is limited so make your reservations now! Refuge # (505) 864-4021.

Page Photo Credits — Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS, 2015 International Migratory Bird Day Poster © illustrated by artist Amelia Hansen of Michigan, Horseback riders / © Clifford Carter, Gunnison's prairie dogs / © Jeremy Stein, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015
Return to main navigation