The little pocket mouse is a rodent species that lives in Baja California and in the western part of the United States. It is a common species with no threats to the population.
There are 3 main deserts of California: The Mojave Desert, Colorado Desert and the Great Basin Desert. These deserts are home to a variety of plant and animal species. Learn more about each of the California deserts below.
There is an abundant amount of species of the Mojave desert. Below we talk about some of the more common species that roam this California desert.
The burrowing owl is a small owl found in North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in several habitats such as grasslands, desert areas, and open dry areas. They nest and roost in burrows, hence their name. Like most owls, burrowing owls do their hunting from dusk until dawn.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are 301 threatened or endangered species in California. Below is a partial list of mammals in California that are endangered.
One of the main endangered species we survey is the desert tortoise. RCA Associates, Inc. has done many surveys for this species. The Desert Tortoise is native to the Mojave desert and can be found through the Southwestern United States.