Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Urban Wildlife


Canada geese and goslings

Nevada is fortunate to have many beautiful and interesting species. Urban development has created an artificial environment in the desert for many of these species. Landscaping with grass, shrubs, trees, pools, and ponds are providing water, food, and shelter attracting both wanted and unwanted wildlife to neighborhoods, parks, and businesses.

The following are links to some information you might find helpful when interacting with urban wildlife:

Attracting Wildlife

Nuisance Wildlife

Have you found a bird in distress? Or have you found a baby bird that has fallen from the nest?

Want to learn about frogs and toads of Nevada? (1.5 MB PDF)

Conserving Bats (external link)

Some of Nevada's species are protected under the Endangered Species Act, 1973 (as amended). If you are interested in information on protected species or would like to learn more about the Endangered Species Act, please visit our Protected Species page.



Last updated: March 10, 2015