Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

A cactus wren gathering nesting material at a desert tortoise burrow

Detailed Description

A photo of a cactus wren gathering nesting material, captured by remote camera monitoring of Agassiz's desert tortoise burrows on a wind energy facility near Palm Springs, CA. The study, led by the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, investigated bird use of desert tortoise burrows.


Public Domain.