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 83, Number 1 (2023) — Issue in Progress



Do monogamous male and female Texas Cichlid parents defend their offspring similarly?
Jennifer L. Snekser, Layla Al-Shaer, Andrew Bloch, and M. Itzkowitz


Channel Island foxes (Urocyon littoralis) are viable seed dispersal agents of toyon
Savannah L. Bartel, Juliann T. Schamel, Bridget A. Parrino, Melissa K. Marshall, and John L. Orrock


Floral visitors of a Colorado endemic chasmophyte, Telesonix jamesii (Saxifragaceae)
Andrew G. Gaier, Erin Manzitto-Tripp, and Julian Resasco



Unusual bird reports from the Trans-Pecos district of Chihuahua, Mexico, including five new additions to the state of Chihuahua
Israel Moreno-Contreras, Fernando Mondaca-Fernández, Daniel Enrique Pérez-Carrillo, José Manuel Jurado-Ruiz, María Cristina Pérez-Amezola, Marisa Tirado-Madrid, and William H. Howe