The Arboretum’s irrigated gardens and protected grounds are a magnet for birds and animals. More than 300 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians call the Arboretum home. While often unseen, mule deer, javalina, fox, raccoon, skunk, squirrel and rabbits (just to name a few) call the Arboretum home.
The Arboretum is designated as an important bird area. More than 250 species have been recorded in the “birds of the Arboretum checklist”. Gambel’s quail, canyon wren, curved-billed thrashers, and black throated sparrows are among the most abundant species. Bird lists are available at the Visitor Center.