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APPENDIX B

WILDLIFE SPECIES OBSERVED IN THE SODA


MOUNTAIN PROJECT AREA

Accipiter striatus

Sharp shinned hawk

Fall 2009 APC: 4

Amphispiza belli

Sage sparrow

Fall 2009 APC: 6

Black-throated
sparrow

Spring 2009 APC: 89

Amphispiza bilineata

Aruiparus flaviceps

Verdin

Fall 2009 APC: 10


Spring 2009 APC: 1
Fall 2009 APC: 2
Fall 2012 BS

Athene cunicularia

Burrowing owl

Bubo virginianus

Great horned owl

Fall 2012 DT

Live owls, occupied


burrows, and sign
(pellets, feathers)

Fall 2012 BS

Sign (pellet)

2011 GE/BHS
Spring 2009 APC: 2
Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed hawk

Fall 2009 APC: 2

Calypte costae

Costas hummingbird

Spring 2009 APC: 1


Spring 2009 APC: 1
Fall 2012 BS

Campylorhynchus
brunneicapillus

Cactus wren

Cardellina pusilla

Wilsons warbler

Carpodacus
mexicanus

House finch

7 nests with 19
individuals within 6
miles of the project

Inactive nests
observed in 2009.
Active nest observed
in 2012.

Spring 2009 APC: 5


2009 DT
2011 GE/BHS

Cathartes aura

Turkey vulture

Chordeiles
acutipennis

Lesser nighthawk

Colaptes auratus

Northern flicker

Corvus
brachyrhynchos

American crow

Corvus corax

Common raven

2 active nests with 8


individuals within 2
miles of the project
area

2009 DT
Fall 2012 BS

Wing of dead bird

Fall 2009 APC: 1


Spring 2009 APC: 24
Fall 2009 APC: 31
Spring 2009 APC: 414
Fall 2009 APC: 53

Eremophila alpestris

Horned lark

Fall 2009 DT

Falco mexicanus

Prairie falcon

2011 GE/BHS

Soda Mountain SolarSummary of Wildlife Findings

1 empty nest and 1


nest with eggs were
observed in 2009

Falco sparverius

American kestrel

Geococcyx
californianus

Greater roadrunner

Icterus cucullatus

Hooded oriole

Junco hyemalis
caniceps

Gray-headed junco

2011 GE/BHS
2009 DT
Spring 2009 APC: 1
Fall 2009 APC: 7
Spring 2009 APC: 4

Lanius ludovicianus

Loggerhead shrike

Fall 2009 APC: 3

Mimus polyglottos

Northern mockingbird

Spring 2009 APC: 6

Orange-crowned
warbler

Fall 2009 APC: 2

Oreothlypis celata
Passer domesticus

House sparrow

2009 DT

Passerculus
sandwichensis

Savannah sparrow

Phalaenoptilus
nuttallii

Common poorwill
Ladder-backed
woodpecker

Fall 2012 BS

Picoides scalaris
Piranga ludoviciana

Western tanager

Spring 2009 APC: 1

Polioptila caerulea

Blue-gray gnatcatcher

Fall 2009 APC: 3

Black-tailed
gnatcatcher

Spring 2009 APC: 2

Polioptila melanura
Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned kinglet

2012 Fall BS

Fall 2012 BS
Fall 2012 BS

Fall 2009 APC: 2

Spring 2009 APC: 12


Salpinctes obsoletus

Rock wren

Fall 2009 APC: 17

Sayornis saya

Says phoebe

Fall 2009 APC: 44


Spring 2009 APC: 2

Setophaga coronata

Yellow-rumped
warbler

Setophaga
townsendi

Townsends warbler
Red-breasted
sapsucker

Fall 2009 APC: 1

Sphyrapicus ruber
Spinus psaltria

Lesser goldfinch

Fall 2009 APC: 1

Spizella atrogularis

Black-chinned sparrow

Fall 2009 APC: 1

Spizella passerina

Chipping sparrow

Fall 2012 BS

Fall 2009 APC: 3


Spring 2009 APC: 1

Soda Mountain SolarSummary of Wildlife Findings

Spring 2009 APC: 10


Sturnella neglecta

Western meadowlark

Fall 2009 APC: 1


Spring 2009APC: 17

Sturnus vulgaris

European starling

Fall 2990 APC: 10

Thryomanes bewickii

Bewick's wren

Fall 2012 BS

Turdus migratorius

American robin

Fall 2012 BS

Tyrannus verticalis

Western kingbird

Spring 2009 APC: 1

Tyrannus vociferans

Cassins kingbird

Spring 2009 APC: 3

Tyto alba

Barn owl

Fall 2012 BS

Vireo gilvus

Warbling vireo

Spring 2009 APC: 1

Zenaida macroura

Mourning dove

Fall 2009 APC: 2

Zonotrichia
leucophrys

White-crowned
sparrow

Spring 2009 APC: 31

Aspidoscelis tigris ssp.


tigris

Great Basin whiptail

Fall 2012 BS

Callisaurus
draconoides

Common zebra-tailed
lizard

2009 DT

Crotalus cerastes ssp.


cerastes

Mojave sidewinder

Crotaphytus
bicinctores

Great Basin collared


lizard

2009 DT

Dipsosaurus dorsalis

Desert iguana

Spring 2009 DT

Long-nosed leopard
lizard

2009 DT

Gambelia wislizenii

Fall 2009 APC: 4

2009 DT

Fall 2012 BS
2009 DT

Fall 2012 BS
2009 DT
Fall 2012 DT
Fall 2012 BS

Gopherus agassizii

Desert tortoise

Masticophis flagellum
ssp. flagellum

Coachwhip (red
racer)

Phrynosoma
platyrhinos

Desert horned lizard

Fall 2012 BS

Salvadora hexalepis

Patch-nosed snake

Fall 2012 BS

2009 DT
Fall 2012 BS
2009 DT

Soda Mountain SolarSummary of Wildlife Findings

Sign (scat, carcasses,


burrows)
Observed onsite and
within ZOI

Sauromalus obesus

common chuckwalla

2009 DT

Uma scoparia

Mojave fringe-toed
lizard

Fall 2012 DT
2009 DT

Uta stansburiana

Common sideblotched lizard

Ammospermophilus
leucurus

white-tailed antelope
squirrel

2009 DT

2009 MFTL

Observed to the south


and southwest of the
project site.

Fall 2012 BS

2009 DT
Fall 2012 BS

Sign (scat and tracks)

Fall 2012 BS

Burrows, likely D.
deserti

Feral donkey (burro)

Fall 2012 BS

Sign (scat)

Lasiurus cinereus

Hoary bat

Fall 2012 Bat

Echolocation signal

Lepus californicus

Black-tailed jackrabbit

Fall 2012 BS

Myotis californicus

California myotis

Fall 2012 Bat

Neotoma lepida

Desert woodrat

Canis latrans

Coyote

Dipodomys sp.

Kangaroo rat

Equus asinus

2009 DT

2009 DT

Odocoileus
hemionus

Fall 2012 BS

Sign (middens and


scat)

Fall 2012 BS

Sign (scat and tracks),


size suggests mule
deer, but may be
bighorn sheep

Fall 2012 DT

4 adults and 1 juvenile,


tracks, scat, and
bedding observed in
mountainous areas
east and south of the
project
Echolocation signals

Mule deer (or possibly


bighorn sheep)

Ovis canadensis

Bighorn sheep

Parastrellus hesperus

Canyon bat

Fall 2012 Bat

Spermophilus
tereticaudus

Round-tailed ground
squirrel

Fall 2012 BS

Mexican free-tailed
bat

Fall 2012 Bat

Tadarida brasiliensis
Taxidea taxus

American badger

Fall 2012 BS

Sign (diggings)

Thomomys bottae

Botta's pocket gopher

Fall 2012 BS

Sign (burrows)

Vocalizations, burrows
Echolocation

Soda Mountain SolarSummary of Wildlife Findings

Vulpes macrotis ssp.


arsipus

2009 DT
Desert kit fox

Fall 2012 BS

Soda Mountain SolarSummary of Wildlife Findings

Sign (scat and dens)