• Waterfowl Hunters with their Retriever / USFWS

    Refuge Hunting Units Open!

    The Refuge's Hunting Units Rio Puerco and A and B are NOW OPEN for the 2018 - 2019 Hunt Season! View the Hunt Fact Sheets below.

    Refuge's 2018 - 2019 Hunt Unit Fact Sheets

  • Sevilleta landscap view / Courtesy of © Visit Socorro

    A Variety of Fall Programs Have Begun!

    On Friday October 12 from 9 am to 3 pm is Geology of Cibola Canyon. Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30 pm to 8 pm is Full Moon Photography.

    Programs' Flyer

  • Fall Flowers - Globe Mallow, Verbena, Broom Snakeweed, and Blackfoot Daisy / USFWS

    Visit Monday Through Saturday

    The Refuge's Visitor Center and entrance gate are open Monday through SATURDAY Now 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


Trails and Visitor Center's New, Revised Hours Monday through Saturday!

Fall colors / K. Cobble, USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge's hours are Monday through SATURDAY Now! The Refuge' public trails are open sunrise to sunset. Our Visitor Center and front 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!

Refuge Fall Programs

Refuge Hike / USFWS

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge began its fall Programs! On Friday, October 12 is Geology of Cibola Canyon hike, from 9 am to 3 pm. Space is limited on this specific Program, so reservations are required. Reserve your place by calling (505) 864-4021. Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm will be a Full Moon Photography Program. Join Refuge staff and naturalist for this opportunity to explore Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge under the Full Harvest Moon! Any level of photography is welcome! See the Flyer below for All the upcoming Refuge programs! Individual Programs can also be viewed on our Events Calendar page, under the Visit tab above. All the Programs are Free and at varying hiking levels. Reservations may be required for some of the Programs.

Refuge' Fall Programs Flyer

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
Refuge Opportunities from Hiking Excursions to Hunting!

Sevilleta's 2018 - 2019 Hunting Season Is Now Open

Coot flock / USFWS

Improvements to approximately 60 acres of the refuge's wetlands and riparian habitat, for a variety of endangered species and other wildlife, is now completed! In addition to habitat improvements, the refuge has also improved hunting and wildlife observation opportunities which can now be enjoyed during the current 2018 - 2019 Hunt Seasons! With the completion of the improvements, the refuge's Hunt Units Rio Puerco and A and B opened on September 1st! Please see the Units' Hunt Fact Sheets below for the various game bird and waterfowl species hunt season dates. A variety of dove species' season begins September 1, on both Hunt Units.

2018 - 2019 Hunting Seasons' Unit Fact Sheets

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