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.
The gray fox can scramble-up a tree quickly, and is the only member of the dog family capable of climbing.
This American black bear was observed enjoying a refuge wildlife drinker for more than a drink!
Just For Kids
Mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther, catamount, ghost cat—this North American cat is known by more names than just about any other mammal!
North American badger
Badgers are built to dig. They move dirt faster than any other mammal, including a person with a shovel!
WELCOME TO SEVILLETA NAT'L WILDLIFE REFUGE
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
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
ENJOY OUR SATURDAY PROGRAMS!
- January 31, 2015
Join us Saturday, January 31 for an inside and out-of-doors program while we learn some fascinating facts about the hunters of the sky, great horned owls. The program begins at 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Dress for the winter weather. Space is limited and reservations are required for this FREE program. Call 505-864-4021 to make your reservation.
- February 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.
- March 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.
"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, Great horned owl / USFWS, American coot flock / USFWS, Geological rock formations / USFWS, Wildlife Photographers / USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs/Jeremy Stein ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015