National Wildlife Refuges work closely with other researchers, Universities and science-based organizations interested in supporting the agency’s wildlife conservation mission.

Recent research and monitoring projects conducted on Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge include:

  • Monitoring abundance of the Refuge's lesser long-nosed bat maternity colony and phenology of their food plants
  • Estimating abundance and survival of Sonoran Pronghorn through non-invasive genetic sampling
  • Sonoran Pronghorn population monitoring
  • Bighorn Sheep population monitoring 
  • Monitoring wildlife use of developed water sources
  • Annual bird surveys (Nightjars, Bendire's Thrasher, LeConte's Thrasher, and Loggerhead Shrike)