We saw the adult owl in a den right on the shoulder of the road. Later a smaller owl was peeking up from the drainage ditch.
A burrowing owl by its den Western burrowing owls are a species of terrestrial owl found from the west coast of Canada (Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia) and US, east to the Mississippi River, and south into Central America and South America.
Much of Yolo County used to be excellent burrowing owl habitat, and hundreds of pairs of these owls lived in the area.Development in Yolo County, especially around Davis, led to declines in their population over the last several decades. There is a 76% decline in burrowing owl numbers since 2006.
A 6 card set will be for sale for $35 with 15% going to the The Burrowing Owl Preservation Society in Davis.