Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

Mammal Research

The BCCER is a wintering habitat for the declining population of the Tehama herd of Columbian black-tailed deer. We also have a long-term bat research project that has identified 17 species of bats via acoustic monitoring. See our Mammal list (PDF).

Bat Species

Moore, Trevor, et al. (2017). Acoustic Monitoring of Bat Diversity in Northern California (poster) (PDF)

California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi

Yang, Tony (2021). Habituation Behavior of the California Ground Squirrel (PDF)

Columbian Black-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus)

Wittsell, Rick (2008). Density-Dependent Seasonal Home Range Size Change in Female Columbian Black-Tailed Deer (PDF)


Bright, Lisa (2011). Taphonomic Signatures of Animal Scavenging in Northern California: A Forensic Anthropological Analysis (PDF)