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    December Outing - Hike

    Join us on the first day of winter, Wednesday, December 21st; for a 3 mile round trip hike in Palo Duro Canyon! Reservations required.

  • Mountain bluebird on Agency sign / © Tom Koerner / USFWS

    Refuge Improvements Continue

    Sevilleta's wetland public use area will be CLOSED beginning August 15 for ongoing habitat improvement projects during the 2016-2017 season.

    Sevilleta's News Release on Area Closure

  • Indian paintbrush / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

    Our Visitor Center's Vast Color -

    identified in our Refuge' Field Guide of native flowers and flowering plants which are seen along the trails around our Visitor Center.

    Flower Identification Guide

  • Official Logo of © Amigos de la Sevilleta

    Who Are Amigos de la Sevilleta?

    We are the Friends Group for Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. We help with education and research at the refuge. View our Site below...

    Refuge' Friends Group Website

  • American kestrel / USFWS

    eBird Trail Tracker

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

    eBird Trail Tracker

Enjoy a Variety of Refuge Events!

Our Amigos Sponsored Events

Refuge night event / © Dara-Rodriguez

Amigos de la Sevilleta, our refuge's dedicated Friends Group is sponsoring a variety of Events at the refuge this June and July! The Events are Open to All (for the entire family to enjoy) and are free! A few of the presentations require advance reservations which you can make via email at: These summer Events are offered on Saturdays, or during evening hours to accommodate many. We hope you join us at Sevilleta for all of these interesting and unique outdoor Events! For more information on all of the Upcoming Events presented at the refuge, see our Events Calendar page linked below.

Upcoming Events at Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge

Sevilleta Refuge - Activities for All!

Amigos de la Sevilleta - Refuge Friends Group

Gunnison's prairie dog looking up / USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is fortunate to have a wonderful Friends Group, Amigos de la Sevilleta who's members volunteer their time to assist refuge staff in achieving the mission of the wildlife refuge. The Organization is non-profit and welcomes new members. Members make Amigos possible and membership is open to all. Amigos de la Sevilleta raises money through member’s fees and special events. Grants and store sales also contribute. We help by volunteering in a variety of jobs at the refuge. We educate people about the refuge through our newsletter and at tours and activities at the refuge and in the surrounding communities. Amigos members may also help with refuge management programs, habitat restoration projects, and the Gunnison's prairie dog reintroduction program. For more information on how you can assist the refuge, go to our Get Involved page linked in the right hand navigation menu. To join Amigos de la Sevilleta with your membership, visit their website linked below.

Amigos Membership page and Form link

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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  • Winter Canyon Hike

    Hike / USFWS December 21, 2016

    Beautiful views guaranteed and varied wildlife sightings possible in Palo Duro Canyon, on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Hiking will be over uneven terrain! Dress for the weather, pack your lunch and don’t forget your binoculars! There is no charge, but space is limited, and reservations are required! Call 505-864-4021 to reserve your spot!

  • Visit Today!

    Brilliant sunset / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

    Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge trails are open sunrise to sunset. No entrance fees are required. Our refuge gate hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The Visitor Center is open from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Beginning Saturday, September 10, our Visitor Center will also be open on Saturdays during 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

    Plan Your Visit
  • 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
  • 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, Mountain bluebird on Agency sign / © Tom Koerner / USFWS, Indian paintbrush flower / M. Weisenberger, USFWS, Official Logo of © Amigos de la Sevilleta, American kestrel in flight / USFWS, Refuge night event / © Dara Rodriguez, Gunnison's prairie dog looking up / USFWS, Brilliant sunset / M. Weisenberger, USFWS, Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield, Yellow-headed blackbird / © Bernadette Madison, USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs / © Jeremy Stein, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2016
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