There is an abundant amount of species of the Mojave desert. Below we talk about some of the more common species that roam this famous California desert.
Species Spotlight: The Burrowing Owl
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.
Endangered Species in California
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.
Species Spotlight: Desert Tortoise
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.