Monday, March 15, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Visitor Center at Hagerman NWR

  1. YOU COUNT! We love to have visitors to the Refuge sign our guest book.

  2. JUST ASK! Friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers can answer your questions.

  3. FREEBIES! Refuge maps and literature, rules for Refuge use, guides to each of the five hiking trails, wildlife guides, bird check list, area maps and tourism info.

  4. GREAT VIEW! See wildlife exhibit items and photos taken at the Refuge. Enjoy watching birds at the feeding station just outside the Visitor Center.

  5. GET FOCUSED! Binoculars are available for loan to Refuge visitors during Center hours.

  6. GET CONNECTED! Sign up to receive the Friends of Hagerman newsletter, the Featherless Flyer, by e-mail.

  7. ADMIT ONE! Senior and Access Passes - good for discounted admission and other privileges at many federal recreation areas - can be obtained at the Visitor Center, Monday - Friday (holidays excepted) from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  8. DRESS WILD! Shop for T's and caps with images from Hagerman NWR - great souvenir of your visit.

  9. FOR YOUR COMFORT! Indoor plumbing!

  10. Hagerman NWR is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year. There is no charge for admission. The Visitor Center is open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas days (reduced hours on other holidays), Monday - Friday, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and on Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.

For more information about Hagerman NWR, visit For more information about the Friends of Hagerman and programs and activities offered at the Refuge, visit


  1. I will hopefully be visiting Hagerman NWR Fri March 19th..are there any recent postings of sightings in the refuge?

  2. Yes, Steven, every Tuesday evening we post the highlights of the weekly bird survey at the Refuge, on our website, and also on the Friends of Hagerman Facebook page, thanks.

  3. PS - there is a white board in the foyer of the Visitor Center with recent sightings and location on it, also, thanks