Southwestern Research Station

Courtesy of L. Paulson
The Southwestern Research Station is a biological field station providing scientists, educators and students from around the world the opportunity to participate in research, workshops and classes in one of the most biologically rich environments in the United States.

Located in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona, the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) is situated in the heart of the Madrean Sky Island Archipelago stretching from the tropical Sierra Madre Occidental up to the Rocky Mountains. Nearby habitats include an elevational gradient from low desert to alpine meadows, rich riparian areas, and a unique blend of Chihuahuan and Sonoran Desert species.

The Station serves scientists and advanced students who strive to conserve the world’s biodiversity and add to our knowledge of the natural world through research. Classes from colleges and universities are welcome to use the Station. Amateur naturalists, bird watchers and other visitors are also accommodated seasonally when space is available.

SWRS is a non-profit organization under the direction of the Science Department of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York.