Hiking, Fishing, Boating, and regulated Hunting. In addition, the Friends of Hagerman offer many activities, Events, Seminars, Volunteer Opportunities for individuals, and learning opportunities for school and church groups as well.
Refuge lands are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.
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Summer Tanager and Indigo Bunting photos by Donnie Simmons
The trails are nicely mowed, the wildflowers are beautiful and painted buntings seem to call from every tree. It is a great time to visit the refuge!
Painted Bunting photo by Donnie Simmons
Recent Sightings: Glossy Ibis by Jack Chiles
This is a Breeding Glossy Ibis photographed today 05-15-22 in Steedman Marsh. There have been several of this species at the refuge the last few days. They are rare at the refuge but have become more common the last few years. The similar White-faced Ibis is Uncommon to Common here in the summertime. In breeding plumage the two species can be distinguished from one another. In young birds and non-breeding birds it is much more difficult to separate the two species. On breeding plumage birds look for the following characteristics on the Glossy Ibis. The Glossy has a thin cobalt blue to whitish border on the face that does not meet behind the eye. It has dark eyes and dark lores(the area between the eye and the bill). Breeding White-faced Ibis have red eyes and reddish lores. Leg color is another thing to note if they are visible and the light
is good. Red color will be little or absent on the Glossy and more noticeable on the White-faced Ibis. Another caveat when trying to identify these birds is that they sometimes hybridize.
The Featherless Flyer
Events/EducationGuided Butterfly Walks
The Photo ClubNature Photo Club
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Lark Sparrow by
Danielle Christine White
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.
Lunar Eclipse at the Refuge, May 15, 2022
By Jeff Gladden
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.
Catch of the Day! Little Blue Heron by Pam Rendall-Bass
Southern Dogface on Rock Rose by Laurie Sheppard
The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.
Admission to the refuge, parking and most events/activities are funded by donations and powered by volunteers.
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Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center