Spring Break at HNWR


Calling Kids Ages 6 - 12!! Bring your family (siblings are welcome) and come on out to HNWR for Spring Break Fun!  Free, crafts will be available while supplies last.  

No reservations needed EXCEPT for TRAM TOURS! ALL children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other responsible adult.

Second Saturday Programs

 Second Saturdays  are free nature programs held at the Refuge and are open to the public.  The format is a talk, accompanied by slides, and may include a brief field trip on the Refuge, depending on topic.  Presenters are experts in the presentation topic and are drawn from area colleges, nature organizations and professionals in the field of wildlife/biology.

Second Saturdays at Hagerman NWR evolved after the second Red River Valley Birding and Nature Festival,  held in December, 2006.  A group of speakers had been identifed to serve as faculty for the first two festivals, giving the program committee a good starting point.  Click here for a list of all Second Saturday programs held from the beginning, April, 2007, through December, 2016, and a huge thank you to all these volunteer presenters through the years!

NOTE!!  Second Saturday for Youth, begun in 2009, was discontinued in 2013, in  favor of Youth FIRST, which, by meeting the first Saturday, February - June, and August - December, through 2016 allowed the use of two separate meeting rooms for the two age groups.  In 2017 a new nature series for youth will be launched, The Refuge Rocks, meeting on the THIRD Saturday of each month, January through November. Please see Hagerman Youth for more info.

Second Saturday, March 11, 2017


Events » February 2017
6:15am – 9:30am
Weather permitting, meet Nancy Miller at 6:15 am in the Visitor Center parking lot to be ready to shoot when the sun comes up! Please RSVP to the club email, or use Contact on this website to let us... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Again this month we travel abroad, this time with Alex Ocanas, as she shares her experiences living in Thailand while volunteering with an elephant conservation group, Global Vision International... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Time for the Great Backyard Bird Count and youngsters will learn some of the bird favorites coming to our feeders, plus bird crafts and a nature walk, weather permitting. For ages 4 - 7. Free! You... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Time for the Great Backyard Bird Count and youngsters will learn some of the bird favorites coming to our feeders, plus bird crafts and a nature walk, weather permitting. For ages 8 - 12. Free! It... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cornell's annual Great Backyard Bird Count is set for February 17 - 20, and you can participate at Hagerman NWR as well as at home. Weather permitting, meet Dr. Wayne Meyer at the Visitor Center at... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! Meet the FIRST Tuesday and the LAST... View Details
Tram Tours

All aboard the all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 - 90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge.  Free (donations accepted). Guided tours offered  at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays,  weather permitting.  Call 903 786 2826 for reservations, limited seating.  Standbys accepted on weekends if space permits.  Please note - volunteers cannot access messages on Refuge phone system, to make a reservation or to cancel,  please speak to a volunteer 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday or 1 - 5 pm on Sundays, thank you. And sorry, no dogs other than service animals allowed on board the tram.


Geese At Hagerman NWR

November - February - Trips to Hagerman NWR to see the huge flock of wintering geese are an annual holiday tradition for many visitors. Please stop by the Visitor Center for information and visitor services such as maps,  free wildlife guides and binoculars-for-loan.

Shorebird Migration at Hagerman NWR

Mid-March - mid-May and mid-August - late October are times to view the Central Flyway shorebird migration at the Refuge.  Each spring many thousands of shorebirds pass through,  on their way to breeding grounds in the northern US, Canada or the high Arctic.  They are back again in the fall, on their way to the tropics or even South America, to spend the winter.  The Refuge offers wetlands for resting and re-fueling.  Shorebirds can be a challenge to identify; literature and field guides are available at the Visitor Center.

Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826