Featuring 11,000 acres of outdoor recreation opportunities, Hagerman NWR is an excellent destination for Birding and Wildlife Viewing. In fact, Jack Chiles and a van full of experienced birders perform a thorough bird census of the entire refuge every week. They publish their results along with a detailed summary here:
Birding with Jack: Our Weekly Bird Census
Hiking, Fishing, Boating, and regulated Hunting are also very popular at Hagerman NWR. In addition, the Friends of Hagerman offer many activities, Events, Seminars, Volunteer Opportunities for individuals, and Field Trips for schools, scouts and other groups.
Refuge lands are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.
Painted Bunting by Donnie Simmons
Indigo Bunting by Donnie Simmons
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The speed limit is 20 mph throughout the refuge. Exceeding the speed limit may result in a Federal ticket.
Lucy by JRolinc Photography
Need an outing? Enjoy the Audio Auto Tour from the comfort of your vehicle, and check out all of the new educational items in the Nature Nook. The visitor center is open Monday through Saturday 9-4, Sunday 1-5. It's a great time to visit the refuge!
By Jessi Vernon
Bobcat by Donnie Simmons
Green Heron By Laurie Sheppard
Mississippi Kite by Pam Rendall-Bass
Refuge Rocks Presents:
A Special Fishing Event!
Saturday, June 10th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM, at the pond on Refuge Road just before the Visitor Center
Let's celebrate Texas Free Fishing Day by coming out to the refuge to fish with us! This special Refuge Rocks event for ages 4-16 will be held on Saturday June 10 at 9:00 to 11:00 AM. We provide poles and bait or you may bring your own. We will also have some fishy craft fun! Parent or other responsible adult must accompany children. Sturdy shoes, hats, sunscreen and insect repellent recommended, as well as lawn chairs or blankets. You may bring a picnic lunch and non-alcoholic beverages, no glass containers please! No advanced registration needed for this event. Event will be cancelled in case of rain.
The Refuge Rocks! For Children
Virtual Cache Hunting Activity
The Refuge Rocks! For Children
The Photo Club
US Fish and Wildlife Service Mission
We work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Friends Organizations are crucial to the collective mission of the Refuge System to conserve and protect the wildlife of this great nation and help millions of Americans understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow.
A Parting Shot by Pam Rendall-Bass
Friends of Hagerman Mission
Friends of Hagerman NWR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to instill reverence, respect, and conservation of our wild creatures and habitats through supporting environmental education, recreational activities, and programs of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
White-eyed Vireo by Pam Rendall-Bass
Summer Tanager by Donnie Simmons
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Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer
Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center
See you at the refuge!