Seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, you can enjoy Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge's many trails. Enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, biking, and photography. Feel free to pack your lunch and enjoy it while sitting in one of our picnic areas in front of the pond located in the Malachite trail, next to the visitor center or near the Observation Tower trail.
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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is home to resident species like green jays, chachalacas and great kiskadees, making it one of the top birding destinations in the world. Some of the rarest raptors at the refuge are the hook-billed kite and gray hawk. Spring warblers are abundant with more than 35 species seen, including golden-winged warbler, magnolia warbler, northern and tropical parula, American redstart, palm warbler and yellow-breasted chat. Zebra longwings, Julias, and Mexican bluewings are but a few of the more than 300 butterfly species can also be found on the refuge.