Burrowing owls are unusual in that they are ground-dwelling birds that are active during the day. There are over 200 owl species on Earth. As their name implies, they live underground in burrows typically dug originally by small mammals such as prairie dogs, California ground squirrels or foxes. (Each listing links to a species detail page.) BURROWING OWL IN SOUTHERN NEVADA Paul D. Greger1'2 and Derek B. Hall1 Abstract. Since 2008, our local Audubon chapter, Red Rock Audubon Society, has been installing artificial nesting burrows for Burrowing Owls at several sites in southern Nevada. Below is a list of owl species that can be found in Nevada County. ). Owls live on almost every continent. Burrowing owls range in height from 7.5 to 10 inches tall, so they're certainly not Arizona’s largest (or smallest) owl. Nest in burrows in the ground. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation. This list was compiled for the Nevada County Natural Resources Report, led by Ted Beedy. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs (Cynomys spp. In rapidly developing suburban areas in southern Nevada, they often nest on vacant lots. They breed across the state but are most commonly found in the southern part of the state especially during winter. So far, 33 burrows have been installed at Floyd Lamb Park, and many young have fledged. Can be found on outskirts of town, areas around Floyd Lamb Park and Gilcrease orchard. The “X” means rare bird for our county. Burrowing Owl -- Small, long-legged owls. Swans, Geese, and Ducks (Anatidae) ... Great Horned Owl Northern Pygmy-Owl Burrowing Owl California Spotted Owl Great Gray Owl Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl. The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. - Understanding long-term patterns of burrow occupancy for the Western Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) is necessary for the conservation of this species, especially in arid, desert ecosystems where burrow occu-pancy data are lacking. Red Rock Audubon’s field trips to …