Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge

Calendar of Events

Late summer through early winter is a busy season for the Friends of Las vegas NWR. 

Our annual Concert for the Birds will be held on Sunday, September 24, at Las Vegas NWR.

Tentatively Oct 14 we have a guided hike at Rio Mora NWR.

Sundays in November are the Fall Flight Festival at Las Vegas NWR, celebrating the migration of waterfowl down the flyway east of the mountains. It's the only time of year when visitors can drive along the 4 1/2 mile back road to see sandhill cranes, snow geese, ducks of every variety, coots, grebes, mergansers, and eagles lurking nearby hoping for lunch.
We will show our support for wildlife and our local National Wildlife Refuges by entering a float in the Las Vegas Electric Light Parade in early December.
Details about these activities are shown in the events calendar below.

Upcoming events

    • 26 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Las Vegas NWR

    Fall Flight Festival

    Every Sunday in November 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Discover Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge during the fall migration! The 4 1/2 mile self-guided wildlife drive will take you through native short-grass prairie grasslands, playa lakes, marshes and croplands that serve as important habitat for a multitude of migratory birds, including a wide

    variety of waterfowl, geese, eagles, and sandhill cranes. Volunteer Roving Naturalists will be on hand with spotting scopes to help you identify birds. Interpretive programs will also be offered at the visitors center every Sunday in November at 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Seating is limited to 40. All seats will be available on a first come first serve basis.). For more information call Ted Winston at 505-429-2032.

    November 5 - ”Live Raptor Presentation” with Santa Fe Raptor Center

    November 12 - ”Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge” with Chris Lohrengel, Project

    Leader, USFWS

    November 19 - “Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge” with Luis Ramirez, Denver Zoo

    November 26 - “Prairie Dog Pals” with James Trever

Friends of Las Vegas (New Mexico) National Wildlife Refuge

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