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  • Indian paintbrush flower / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

    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

  • American kestrel / USFWS

    eBird Trail Tracker

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

    eBird Trail Tracker

  • Pronghorn antelope 218 X 116

    Pronghorn antelope

    The pronghorn antelope is not really an antelope, but is the sole descendent of an ancient deer-like family.

  • 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!

    View Our New Photo Gallery Highlighting Our Naturalistic Wildlife Drinkers

  • 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!

An Event in Celebration of the Centennial of Migratory Birds!

Migratory Bird Day Hike!

Red-winged blackbird / © Benadette Madison, USFWS

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

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  

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The Beauty of Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge from Sunrise to Sunset!

  • Refuge' Flowers Field Guide

    Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield

    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
  • Visitor Center's Weekly Hours

    Refuge sunset

    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 Your Visit
  • On-line eBird Trail Tracker

    Yellow-headed blackbird / © Bernadette Madison, USFWS

    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:

    eBird On-line Program to Submit Observations
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
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