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Area: 272,000 Acres
Lat: 33.673408
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Species found at Viewing Site

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center  - Site # 281

Species:American Badger
Seen:No
Locations:In loose soils near desert washes.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Bell's Vireo
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Bighorn Sheep
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Near Visitor Center.
Present Season:Sp
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher
Seen:No
Locations:Below 1000 feet in wooded desert washes.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Burrowing Owl
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Cactus Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Common Chuckwalla
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor

Species:Costa's Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Coyote at Point Reyes. Photo by Jen Joynt Coyote
Species:Coyote
Seen:Yes
Locations:All around.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Desert Horned Lizard
Seen:No
Locations:Sandy wind blown areas.
Present Season:Sp,Su,Yr
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Desert Iguana
Seen:Yes
Locations:Here and there.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Here and there.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Poor

Species:Gambel's Quail
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Roadrunners at Salton Sea. Photo by Kris Ohlenkamp
Species:Greater Roadrunner
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:House Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:W,Sp,Su,F
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Excellent

Mountain Lion. Photo by Dianne Erskine Hellrigel
Species:Mountain Lion
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Red Diamond Rattlesnake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:W,Sp,Su,F
Season View:Sp,Su,F
Reliable:Poor

Watch for red-tailed hawks on the look out for prey in Death Valley National Park.Photo by Gerry Wolfe
Red tail hawk at Laguna, 9-29-08
Species:Red-Tailed Hawk
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Sp
Reliable:Good

Species:Summer Tanager
Seen:Yes
Locations:Desert riparian habitats.
Present Season:Sp,Su
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout the area.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:Western Yellow Bat
Seen:Yes
Locations:Certain areas.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Poor

Species:White-Tailed Jackrabbit
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Zebra-Tailed Lizard
Species:Zebra-Tailed Lizard
Seen:Yes
Locations:Throughout.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:W,Sp,F
Reliable:Poor