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
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
Save the Monarch Butterfly
North American monarch butterflies are in trouble due in part to loss of milkweed habitat.
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
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!
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: email@example.com. 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!
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
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
Refuge Hours to Enjoy Our Events!
- September 17, 2016
Our Refuge is home to various fascinating insects. Join us Saturday, September 17th, from 9am - 1pm; for an opportunity to learn about these small and captivating members of the Animal Kingdom that call Cibola Springs and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge their home. Aquatic insect sampling equipment will be provided to get a closer look during this short hike over uneven terrain. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and your lunch! Difficulty level: light to moderate. Recommended ages 13+. Space is limited, reservations are required! Call (505) 864-4021 to reserve your spot!
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
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
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: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/ eBird On-line Program to Submit Observations
"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, 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, Mourning cloak larvae / M. Weisenberger, USFWS, Brilliant sunset / M. Weisenberger, USFWS, Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield, Hummingbirds outside Visitor Center entrance / USFWS, Yellow-headed blackbird / © Bernadette Madison, USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs / © Jeremy Stein, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016