Burrowing Owl
© Ian Phelps

Burrowing Owl

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Burrowing Owls

Because of the significant declines of burrowing owls in the state of California, in April 2003, Defenders and others conservation groups petitioned the state of California to list the owl under the state's Endangered Species Act. Though the petition was unsuccessful, we continue to work on behalf of burrowing owls.