Special Events

The Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge participates in many national events throughout the year.


Listed below are a few of the nation-wide programs the refuge supports but check the Events Calendar for more details on the exciting programs, tours, talks and walks held every month on the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.


National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration: Celebrate your National Wildlife Refuge System!  This event is held during the second full week of October. This year, come to Hagerman NWR October 19th for a day of free, nature-filled family events from 8:00am-3:00pm. See live birds of prey from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center on the patio of the Visitor Center from 10:00-1:00pm. Questions and photographers welcome! The raptors will include hawks, owls, kites, and a falcon. Visit Friends of Hagerman.com for a full schedule.


Christmas Bird Count
: From mid-December into January thousands of volunteers across the country take part in this popular citizen-science program! Join the effort at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Call to find out details, dates and volunteer opportunities.  birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count


International Migratory Bird Day
: On the second Saturday of May Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge participates in this international day of celebrating migratory birds. The education program highlights the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.   www.birdday.org


National Public Lands Day (NPLD): The nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States. NPLD is typically held on the last Saturday in September but check back for details.  This popular event is a great volunteer opportunity and a fun way you can help Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.  www.publiclandsday.org