• American kestrel / © Bernadette Madison / USFWS

    Great Backyard Bird Count

    Join us Saturday, February 17, 2018 for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Begins at 8:00 am, meeting at our Visitor Center. More below-

    Event Details

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

    Refuge Improvements Continue

    Wetland units A and B public use areas will be CLOSED until fall 2018. Closure is for construction to improve wetland and riparian habitat.

    Sevilleta's News Release on Area Closure

  • 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 Into the New Year!

Updated Trails Guide and Map

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See the Refuge's NEW Trails Guide with Map.

Sevilleta's Current Trails Guide

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 Improvements

Hunter with white lab / USFWS

Sevilleta is continuing to complete habitat improvements to our refuge wetlands and riparian areas, until fall 2018. The refuge's wetland units A and B are closed to ensure public safety. The ongoing improvements will enhance future hunting and wildlife opportunities! Follow our website's Visitor Activities - Hunting page for updates.

Link to Hunting Page

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, whose members volunteer their time to assist refuge staff in achieving the mission of the wildlife refuge. The Organization is a non-profit group 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 nature store sales also contribute. They help by volunteering in a variety of jobs at the refuge. They educate people about the refuge through their newsletter, on tours, during activities at the refuge and at events 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 the 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
Join Us For Our New 2018 Events

Free Monthly Events!

Desert transition / USFWS

Upcoming Event -Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count – Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Sevilleta Refuge Visitor Center and surrounding trails. We will be counting birds from 8 am to about 9:30 am at the Visitor Center, and then take a hike on one of the trails and be back at the Visitor Center by noon. Come join us for part or all of the morning. No fee and no reservation required. Beginning early spring, "Line Shacks of Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge" - Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9 am – 2 pm. Join Refuge staff and naturalist for this presentation focusing on line shacks of Sevilleta and the Silver Creek area. Line shacks are small rustic cabins used by the ranchers tending herds. Typically, they are located near a well or other water source. Hiking will be over uneven terrain; dress for the weather. Limit 11. There is no charge for any of the hikes and lectures, but reservations are recommended to assure a place. There are limit spaces for each event. Please call the refuge today at: 505/864-4021 to make your reservations.

Upcoming Events

Enjoy the Refuge Today!

Trails and Visitor Center Hours

Sunset view over Sevilleta

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge trails are open sunrise to sunset. Our Visitor Center's hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and our gate hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Saturday. 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.

Visit Today!

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