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!
Join Us This Week . . .
21-23, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge will be at Bosque del Apache National
Wildlife Refuge's Festival of the Cranes, hosting the "Wildlife
The Scenic Backcounty in Winter
Los Pinos Hike Saturday, December 6; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lace up your hiking boots and join us for a scenic trek in the Los Pinos mountains. Dress for the weather; don’t forget your water, lunch and camera. Hiking will be moderate to strenuous over uneven terrain. Space is limited, make your reservations now. For reservations call 505 864-4021.
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
The refuge's current 2014-2015 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.2014-2015 Hunting Fact Sheet
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
"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, Sandhill cranes in flight during misty morning sunrise / photo courtesy of Bosque del Apache NWR, View to Los Pinos Mountains ridge / USFWS, American coot flock / USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs/Jeremy Stein ©, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014