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  • Moon setting beyond sotols / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

    This Summer's Free Events

    Join Us at Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge this summer for free monthly day and night hikes, and an annual species count. Dates below.

    Upcoming Events

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

    Refuge Improvements Continue

    Sevilleta's wetland units A and B public use areas will be CLOSED through 2017. This closure is for ongoing habitat improvement projects.

    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

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


Visit Today!

Sunset view over Sevilleta

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge trails are open sunrise to sunset. The refuge gate hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Our Visitor Center's hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Beginning September 9, the Visitor Center will be open on Saturdays between 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

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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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Enjoy the Refuge Today!

  • Summer Activities . . .

    Refuge Visitor Center native wild flowers / USFWS

    include moderate hikes (a morning native plant hike, and an early evening full moon hike), and Sevilleta's 3rd. Annual Butterfly Count. The tours and events are free and No reservations are required. All tours and events meet at the Refuge Visitor Center on the dates and times listed below. Dress for the weather, be sure and bring plenty of water for the day, and don't forget your camera. Individual dates and times are: Native Plants and their uses - Saturday, June 24 from 8 AM -11 AM. Join a Volunteer Naturalist from Amigos de la Sevilleta on this short hike to learn about Native plants and their many uses. Hiking will be 2 – 3 miles, moderate and over uneven surfaces, in arroyos and up hills. Lace up your hiking boots and come prepared for the day. Full Moon Hike - Sunday, July 9 - starting at 8 PM. Explore Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge under the light of a full moon! Join a Volunteer Naturalist from Amigos de la Sevilleta on this 3.5 hike on the Mesa View Trail under the light of the full moon. Hiking will be moderate, over uneven surfaces, in arroyos and up hills. Final summer event, is our 3rd Annual Butterfly Count - Saturday, August 26 from 9 AM – 3 PM. Join us on the 3rd annual count, contribute to a national survey effort, and learn fun facts about the many species of butterflies that call Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge home.

  • 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
  • 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
Page Photo Credits — Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera / USFWS, Moon setting over sotols / M. Weisenberger, 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, Gunnison's prairie dog looking up / USFWS, Yellow-headed blackbird / © Bernadette Madison, USFWS, Great horned owl / © George Jameson, Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield, Gunnison's prairie dogs / © Jeremy Stein, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 24, 2017


  • Watch Our Calendar Below

    Great horned owl / © George JamesonApril 22, 2017

    Be sure and keep an eye on our monthly calendars below, to see the dates of our Refuge's Free, Family Fun Events!

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