• Bathing American black bear / Refuge remote wildlife camera, USFWS

    Summer Visitor Hours

    The Refuge's summer hours for our Visitor Center and entrance gate are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

    Plan Your Visit page

  • American kestrel / USFWS

    eBird Trail Tracker

    Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

    eBird Trail Tracker

Refuge Summer Activities

Hummingbird Banding Event

August 18, 2018 Broad billed hummingbird / © W. Radke, USFWS

Upcoming Refuge Event / Activity: In August - Banding Hummingbirds! Saturday, August 18 from 8 am – 10 am. Join Ann Adams for her summer, morning presentation of banding hummingbirds! Ann has several fascinating facts about these tiniest of all birds, while you observe hummingbird banding. No reservations required.

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
Visit the Refuge Monday through Friday

Trails and Visitor Center's Revised Summer Hours

Fawn leaping / Refuge remote wildlife camera, USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge summer hours are Monday through Friday. The Refuge' public trails are open sunrise to sunset. Our Visitor Center's new, revised hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Gate hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 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.

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2018 Refuge Trails Guide

NEW Trails Guide and Map

Cottontail on trail / M. Weisenberger, USFWS

See the Refuge's newest Trails Guide with Map - updated June 2018!

Sevilleta's June 2018 Trails Guide

Flowers Field 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

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