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Southwestern Research Station

Vision Statement

The Southwestern Research Station aspires to add to the existing diversity and strengths of the American Museum of Natural History by providing scientists and educators from the Museum and other institutions across the country and around the world the opportunity to participate in research, workshops, and classes in one of the most biologically rich environments in the United States. The Station seeks to face the challenges of the future by promoting knowledge and understanding of our ever changing world and by evolving to meet the current needs of individuals and groups that strive to conserve the world’s biodiversity – all through the benefits of an outdoor laboratory that enhances research and education.

Announcements and Job Postings

Scheduled Seminars This Summer

Lodging Available

Lodging available for Birders, Hikers, and all Naturalists interested in exploring the vast diversity of the Chiricahua Mountains! Visit our accommodations webpage for details.

We are now live on social media! Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

Our weather station is up and running! You can also visit the local transect network page. This link offers access to all automated stations in the area, sans the uncompleted Bootlegger Saddle station. The Chiricahua Desert Museum station provides a weather photo of the mountain range that updates every 10 minutes during daytime hours.