To conserve birds and their habitats across the Río Grande Joint Venture region of the U.S. and Mexico
True to their name, Burrowing Owls live underground, usually in a burrow taken over from a prairie dog, ground squirrel, or tortoise. They sometimes use natural rock cavities and human-made spaces. The owls may even dig burrows themselves in areas of soft or sandy soil. Threats to the Burrowing Owl include habitat loss, pesticide use, and prairie dog eradication programs, which limit suitable burrowing habitat. Many are also killed in collisions with cars.
Photo Credit: Aimee Roberson
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