Hollister Field Office

Fort Ord National Monument - Wildlife


Badger, photo by BLMCalifornia Mountain Lion, photo by CA DFGNorthern Harrier bird, photo by BLM

On a cool morning you could catch a glimpse of a badger, mountain lion, or golden eagle.  Maybe you'll see a black-tailed deer, turkeys, bobcats, coyotes, gopher snakes, red tailed hawks, Canada geese, coast horned lizards, or California quail.

Burrowing Owl, photo by BLMCoast Horned Lizard, photo by BLM

Once acquainted with these animals, a regular visitor to the BLM Fort Ord Public Lands will begin to learn the daily and seasonal patterns of animal behaviors.  When they are most active?  How do they care for their young?  What do they eat and how do they get their food?

California Tiger Salamander, photo by BLM

Remember to always give these wild animals the space they need from people so that you can watch their natural behaviors without forcing them to react to or be frightened by you.


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Eric Morgan, Monument Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
Fort Ord National Monument
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 394-8314
Fax: (831) 394-8346
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Rick Cooper, Field Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 630-5000
Fax: (831) 630-5055
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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