Species / Conservation

BBI is permitted to work with a large number of endangered and non agency listed species in California.  



BBI biologists are permitted to conduct surveys and analyze potential project effects for most threatened and endangered species occurring in the State of California. 

Threatened and Endangered Species


  • California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  • Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus)
  • California Least Tern (Sterna antillarum browni)
  • Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus)
  • Least Bell’s Vireo (Vireo belli pusillus)
  • California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californicas)


  • Mohave Ground Squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis)
  • Pacific Pocket Mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus)

Reptiles & Amphibians

  • Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
  • Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus)
  • California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii)
  • Mountain Yellow-legged Frog (Rana muscosa)
  • Invertebrates
  • Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis)
  • Quino Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino)

Non-Agency-listed Sensitive Species


  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  • Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
  • Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
  • California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis)
  • Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)
  • Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
  • Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
  • Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)


  • San Diego Desert Woodrat (Neotoma lepida intermedia)
  • Los Angeles Pocket Mouse (Perognathus longimembris brevinasus)
  • Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)
  • American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
  • Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
  • Bats

Reptiles & Amphibians

  • Coast Range Newt (Taricha torosa torosa)
  • Western Spadefoot Toad (Spea hammondii)
  • Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata)
  • Orange-throated Whiptail (Aspidoscelis hyperythra)
  • California Legless Lizard (Anniella pulchra)
  • Coast Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum)
  • Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii)
  • Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata)
  • Two-striped Garter Snake (Thamnophis hammondii)
  • South Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis)
  • Southern Rubber Boa (Charina umbratica)


BBI holds the following agency permits:

Federal Endangered Species permits, including special permits to monitor nests, and band, or place transmitters and transponders on certain species.

Predator management permit.

Migratory bird (Burrowing Owls etc.) relocation and salvage permits.

Cowbird trapping authorization.

Federal bird banding permit.

California scientific collecting permit.

California Endangered Species MOUs.