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  • Hikers on Wildlife Refuge / USFWS

    Monthly Public Programs

    Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge is presenting free monthly hikes and activities for the public this spring season. March 4th begins our Events!

    Upcoming Events

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

    Refuge Improvements Continue

    Sevilleta's wetland public use area will be CLOSED beginning August 15 for ongoing habitat improvement projects during the 2016-2017 season.

    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


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


Visit Today!

Brilliant sunset / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge trails are open sunrise to sunset. No entrance fees are required. Our refuge gate hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The Visitor Center is open from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Beginning Saturday, September 10, our Visitor Center will also be open on Saturdays during 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Restroom facilities are available at the Visitor Center during open hours.

Plan Your Visit

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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  • Monthly Activities, This Spring

    Hiking on Wildlife Refuge / USFWS

    Hikes, Presentations, and Exploring at Sevilleta once a month beginning early March through April, 2017. Saturday, March 4 kicks off a program for kids! This is an indoor - outdoor activity to learn how to identify animal tracks. 9am to 12 noon. There will be limited hiking on uneven surfaces to practice the identification skills. Kids be sure and bring your parents to the Refuge for this fun activity! Dress for the weather and bring water and a lunch. These activities are Free of charge. Space is limited though, so make your reservations today, at: 505-864-4021.

  • Amigos de la Sevilleta NWR Annual Meeting and Celebration!

    eBird page headerJanuary 28, 2017

    Join us at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, January 28, 2017 for Amigos de la Sevilleta NWR Annual Meeting and presentation on the eBird, citizen science project. Keynote speaker Rick Bonney, is the co-founder of eBird. His current role at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology (CLO) is conducting research on eBird outcomes and impact. His talk will trace the origin, evolution, and current use of eBird which collects data about bird sightings from bird watchers around the world. The presentation is FREE, but reservations are required as space is limited. Please call, or email: 505 864-4021/ to reserve your space today! The day's events begin: 12:30 pm Check-in opens, and 1:30-4:00 pm Business meeting, live music, speaker & reception. Directions to Sevilleta Refuge's Visitor Center are: Take I-25 to Exit 169, about 50 miles south of Albuquerque/20 miles north of Socorro, and follow signs to the Visitor Center. For more information, see the Flyer linked below.

    Amigos annual meeting 2017
  • 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
Page Photo Credits — Pronghorn-photo by refuge remote camera / USFWS, Young visitor hiking on Wildlife Refuge / 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, Evening primrose / © Sheryl M. Mayfield, Brilliant sunset / M. Weisenberger, USFWS, Hiking on Wildlife Refuge / USFWS, Great horned owl / © George Jameson, Yellow-headed blackbird / © Bernadette Madison, USFWS, Gunnison's prairie dogs / © Jeremy Stein, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2017


  • Watch Our Calendar Below

    Great horned owl / © George JamesonMarch 04, 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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