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Buenos Aires
National Wildlife Refuge

P.O. Box 109
Sasabe, AZ   85633
E-mail: Bonnie_Swarbrick@fws.gov
Phone Number: (520) 823-4251 x 116
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Buenos Aires NWR is happy to host educational field trips to school groups upon request. The Friends of Buenos Aires NWR offer weekend workshops on topics such as Birding, Sky Island Geology, Nature Photography, Bat Ecology, and Plant, Sparrow, and Hawk Identification. Visit the Friends website at www.friendsofbanwr.org.

Only the following may be hunted: Mule and white-tailed deer, javelina, White-winged, Mourning, and Eurasian Collard Doves, waterfowl, coyote, skunk, and cottontail rabbit. Feral hog may be hunted during other big game seasons, with a valid hunting license and valid big game tag for the season. Contact the refuge for additional rules and regulations for these hunting activities.

Several interpretive opportunities are available at Buenos Aires NWR. The Arivaca Cienega Trail offers a boardwalk that allows visitors the chance to see vermillion flycatchers, gray hawks, Virginia rails and other wildlife up close. Arivaca Creek Trail allow visitors to see giant cottonwoods and lush vegetation that attract songbirds, woodpeckers, owls, and coatimundi. Mustang Trail provides the more adventureous hikers an interesting experience. Hikers should wear sturdy shoes, bring water and be in good condition for steep sections at the top. Pronghorn Drive's unobstructed grassland views are accessible to 2-wheel drive vehicles and RVs. The drive is 10 miles long. The Visitor Center provides displays, brochures, a nature shop, and restrooms from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Headquarters office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm - Monday through Friday (Closed Holidays)

Visitor Center: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm daily. Closed Holidays. Closed weekends June 1 - August 15.

Refuge roads are always open. Please close gates behind you.

Trails near Arivaca are open sunrise to sunset.

Brown Canyon is open by guided tour only. Please call 520-823-4251 x 115 for reservation information.

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