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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!


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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.

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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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  • Geology Adventure

    Geological rock formationsFebruary 28, 2015

    Traverse the East side of Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge while embarking on a trip back in geological time. Be sure to grab your camera for this vehicle-guided tour on Saturday, February 28. Hiking will be over uneven terrain. The trip begins at 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Please dress for weather. Space is limited and reservations are required for this FREE tour. Call 505-864-4021 to make your reservation.

  • Wildlife, Camera, Action!

    Wildlife Photographers / USFWSMarch 28, 2015

    Bring your cameras and zoom lenses, for a chance to capture some amazing winter wildlife on Saturday, March 28th. Look for pouncing pronghorn, soaring hawks, and more as you make your way through the Refuge’s diverse biomes. Not recommended for children. Program will run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please dress for weather. Space is limited and reservations are required for this FREE program. Call 505-864-4021 to make your reservation.

Page Photo Credits — Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera/USFWS, Geological rock formations / USFWS, Wildlife Photographers / USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs/Jeremy Stein ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2015
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