Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge


6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman, TX 75092

Visitor Center Phone: (903) 786-2826

Nature Nook Gift Shop (903) 405-1215

Did you find a baby bird or an injured animal? (See below) to learn how you can help.

Refuge Hours 

  • Open sunrise to sunset daily
  • There is no entrance fee to enjoy the Refuge

Visitor Center Hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 9AM - 4PM
  • Sunday: 1PM - 5PM

Auto Tour & Tram Tour

Auto Tour is self guided. Tram Tours are available every Saturday at 2:00PM Central Time

What to do if you find a baby bird, injured or orphaned wildlife.

If you think you've found an orphaned or injured wild animal, what should you do? We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know that it’s natural to want to help. Here are a few things you should know to keep the animal safe and avoid breaking the law. 

If you find a baby bird, it likely does not need your help unless it is featherless or has its eyes closed. These birds are nestlings and aren’t ready to leave the nest yet. If you can locate the nest nearby, the best thing to do is simply place the nestling back in the nest. If you cannot locate the nest, leave the nestling where you found it or move it to a shaded area. The parents will come back. Don’t worry, your scent won’t deter the parents. 

As birds get bigger, they outgrow the nest and need room to move around, flap their wings and learn to fly. These more developed birds are fledglings and they can easily be identified by their more developed feathers. They can hop and flutter on their own. Fledglings don’t need help – their parents are nearby and still caring for them. Be sure to give them plenty of space.

For additional tips and help call a local rehabilitator:

Injured Wildlife: Texas Parks and Wildlife Hotline - 1-800-792-1112

Injured Birds Rehab: Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation - 972-225-4000

Injured  Raptors (Hawks) Blackland Prairie Raptor Center - 469-964-9696

Location and Contact Information