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The Chiricahua Mountains, located in Cochise County in the southeastern corner of Arizona, supports a fascinating and beautiful outlier of the Sierra Madrean flora and fauna of northeastern Mexico. It has long been recognized as a mecca for those interested in natural history, in some substantial part due to a continuous stream of publications, seminars, and graduate student activities centering at the Southwestern Research Station in Cave Creek Canyon on the eastern side of the mountains, a facility administered by the Entomology Department of the American Museum of Natural History. The avifauna and vegetational components of these woodlands were beautifully described in a now classic study by Joe T. Marshall, Birds of Pine-Oak Woodland in Southern Arizona and adjacent Mexico, which has happily been made available as a pdf file by its publisher, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and SORA, the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive.
Marshall, Joe T., 1957, Birds of Pine-Oak Woodland in Southern Arizona and adjacent Mexico, Cooper Ornithological Society, Pacific Coast Avifauna No. 32
National Park Service, Chiricahua National Monument Geologic Resources Inventory Report
Yucca and Sierra Madrean pine-oak woodland in Rhyolite Canyon
Nolina and Sierra Madrean pine-oak woodland in Rhyolite Canyon
[admin – 2011-06-28 16:21:02 +0000]: Merged with Rhyolite Canyon, Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA: North: 32.0114, South: 32.0055, West: -109.357, East: -109.343
[admin – 2011-06-28 16:21:39 +0000]: Merged with Massai Point, Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA: North: 32.0092, South: 32.0054, West: -109.315, East: -109.31