Burrowing Owl Chicks,

Burrowing Owl Chicks,

Although they are not on the Endangered Species List they are in decline in most areas of the West due to loss of habitat.

They should be protected as their future is very uncertain. Their preferred habitat is low grassy areas and sandy soil and are dependent on abandoned ground squirrel tunnels or other rodents nests.

Warehouse, Commercial construction and housing developments have eliminated much of their habitat.