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Birding Paradise


Come visit the Southwestern Research Station located at 5400 feet elevation in one of the world's most biodiverse hot spots.

See some of the most spectacular birds in the United States!

The Southwestern Research Station is located in the heart of the Chiricahua Mountains and is famous for its close proximity to nesting Elegant Trogons, a large diversity of hummingbirds, and other spectacular bird migrants from Central and South America.

Enjoy cabin accommodations, cafeteria dining, a reservoir for swimming, our hummingbird area and nature shop, and a multitude of hiking trails within walking distance or a short drive.


Individuals may make reservations from 1 March to 15 June and from 1 September to 31 October.

All rates include three full meals (vegetarian and no red meat options available) in our cafeteria where you have the opportunity to chat with other visitors and share birding experiences. On those days you wish to travel to more distant areas to bird watch, you can enjoy an early, cold breakfast and pack a sack lunch--with advance notification.

For information on rates and seasonal accommodations click here.

Guided Package Bird Tours are also available! For more information click here.

For more information on our facility or to make a reservation call 520-558-2396 or email