• Moonrise view / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

    Full Moon Morning Hike!

    Join us at the Refuge Visitor Center, Tuesday, July 16 at 5:30 AM for a 4 mile morning hike. See our Upcoming Events page for details.

    Upcoming Events

  • Black swallowtail / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

    Sevilleta's Summer 2019 Public Events

    The Refuge's Summer Events are all free; and no reservations required. Call the refuge for more information at 505-864-4021. See below.

    Calendar of Events

  • Bathing American black bear / Refuge remote camera, USFWS

    Visit The Refuge Monday to Friday

    Sevilleta's Visitor Center and entrance gate are open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

    Plan Your Visit page

  • Pronghorn resting / USFWS

    Compatibility Determinations Finalized

    Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge's eight (8) separate Compatibility Determinations (CDs) are completed. View in link below.

    Current Refuge' Compatibility Determinations (CDs)

  • American kestrel / USFWS

    eBird Observation Entries

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings. You can enter your bird sightings also!

    eBird Daily Observations


Refuge's Events - July to Early September, 2019!

Moth species / USFWS

● Full moon morning hike! - Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30 am - 8 am. Join us for this morning hike and watch the sun rise on the Refuge! Join Refuge staff on this 4 mile hike on the Ladrone Vista and Mesa View trails. Hiking will be moderate, over uneven surfaces, in arroyos and up hills. No reservations required, meet at the Visitor Center. ● Hummingbird Banding (second session) - Saturday, August 17 from 8 am – 10 am. Ann Adams will be back for another morning of hummingbird banding! ● 5th Annual Butterfly Count - Saturday, August 24 from 9 am – 3 pm. Join us for a day in search of butterflies as part of the North American Butterfly Association count. Hiking boots recommended; bring your own lunch/snacks and plenty of water. Hiking will be over uneven terrain. Meet at the Visitor Center and we will divide participants into an uplands team and a riparian team. No experience necessary! ● 4th Annual Moth Night - Join Us, Saturday, September 7th Evening from 7 pm to 10 pm for our annual FREE, Family Program to identify a variety of moth species. Moths are abundant at the refuge and we will try to find and identify as many as we can in the area around the Visitor Center!

Trails and Visitor Center's Summer Days are Monday to Friday

Sandhill cranes in flight / USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center and front gate's current open hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Refuge' public trails are open sunrise to sunset. You are allowed to park at the entry gate and walk in to enjoy the trails when the Visitor Center and gate are not open. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

Plan Your Visit

Refuge Flowers Field Guide -

Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield

Showcasing Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center's Vast Colors! Enjoy the detailed 53 page pamphlet linked below, which identifies various native flowers and flowering plants seen along the trails around the 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
Refuge Trails Guide with Current Map

Trails Guide and Map

Cottontail on trail / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

See the Refuge's most recent Trails Guide with updated Map!

Sevilleta's Updated June 2018 Trails Guide


Our Final Compatibility Determinations are Complete

Wildlife photographers on refuge / USFWS

The Refuge's previously reviewed, draft Compatibility Determinations (CDs) have been finalized, following last July's period of public comments. The refuge's CDs on Fishing, Cemetery Visitation, Recreation Use in San Lorenzo Canyon, Research, Interpretation, Special Events, Wildlife Photography, and Wildlife Observation have all been finalized and can be viewed in the link below. We thank you for your interest in Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge!

Refuge's Completed Compatibility Determinations (CDs)

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.

Learn more about the NWRS