The Western North American Naturalist (formerly Great Basin Naturalist) publishes peer-reviewed experimental and descriptive research pertaining to the biological natural history of western North America.

Submissions are always welcome. Please submit manuscripts to our editorial management system here.

For inquiries, please contact us by email at wnan@byu.edu or phone at 801-422-6688.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 80, Number 1 (2019) — Issue in Progress



Habitat-dependent search behavior in the Colorado Checkered Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neotesselata)
Kaera Utsumi, Carina Kusaka, Rachael Pedersen, Catherine Staley, Lisa Dunlap, Sophia Gilbert Smith, Maria A. Eifler, and Douglas A. Eifler



Greater Sage-Grouse chick killed by Great Basin gopher snake
Sarah E. McIntire, Jordan C. Rabon, Peter S. Coates, Mark A. Ricca, and Tracey N. Johnson


Notes on the fall-winter diet of Northern Saw-whet Owls in northern California
Julie M. Woodruff, Bethany A. Prince, Raymond J. Bogiatto, and Colleen A. Hatfield


Small mammal activity in south-central Idaho during the 2017 solar eclipse
Eric A. Rickart, Obedh E. Ornelas, Douglas J. Merkler, and Lois F. Alexander


What’s in the hump of the humpback chub?
David L. Ward and Michael B. Ward


Winter use of a rock crevice by northern long-eared myotis (Myotis septentrionalis) in Nebraska
Jeremy A. White, Patricia W. Freeman, Hans W. Otto, and Cliff A. Lemen