The list of vertebrates taxa below are of conservation concern and represent a subset of the species known to occur on or near the Granite Mountains. The table includes rarity status information gleaned from the California Natural Diversity Database maintained by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), which compiles information from a variety of sources in order to create a list of CA taxa deserving some protection. To learn more about these species, the Common Name is linked to the NatureServe Explore website, where you can learn more about conservation status of the species. The scientific names are linked to pertinent websites where you can discover additional fun facts about these animals. Birds marked with an asterisk (*) are considered rare migrants or vagrants in the region. A printable list is available here (coming soon!).
ESA (Endangered Species Act): FE = Federally Endangered, SE = State Endangered, FT = Federally Threatened, ST = State Threatened; CDFW (California Department Fish & Wildlife): SSC = Species of Special Concern, FP = Fully Protected, WL = Watch List; BLM (Bureau of Land Management): S = Sensitive; USFWS (US Fish & Wildlife Service): BCC = Birds of Conservation Concern; NABCI (North American Bird Conservation Initiative): RWL = Red Watch List, YWL = Yellow Watch List; WBWG (Western Bat Working Group): H = High Priority, M = Medium Priority