New location for round-tailed ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus) in Arizona

A week ago I returned from a short trip where I focused on Arizona endemics and had the pleasure of meeting up with Jon Hall and Jose Gabriel.

The target for my final day was Round-tailed Ground Squirrel (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus). I searched iNaturalist for an additional option to Desert Botanical Garden and found Estrella Mountain Regional Park (at 1/4 the cost). Minutes after arriving I was able to see a pair along the main road in front of the Nature Center here and also a small group just to the right of the same building. A great way to close out the trip!

1 Comment
  1. Larry Chen 6 months ago

    My partner and I had them there as well! Happy to see that it’s making out to be a consistently reliable locale for the little guys 🙂

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*


*

©2021 Jon Hall. www.mammalwatching.com | jon@mammalwatching.com | | | Privacy Policy

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account