Burrowing Owls, do not dig but they find friendly neighbors to live along side. Most other ground dwelling animals like having the owl for company. These little guys make a hissing sound that imitates a rattlesnake, used to keep predictors away.
They are one of the few owls that you will see during the day. They have long legs, brown in color with yellow eyes. Their diet is grasshoppers, small insects and lizards. They associate humans with possible meals. As we walk around fields, grasshoppers hop away, making them more visible to the owls.
There are about 15 different owls that can be seen in AZ. Not all of them live here year round. The great horned owl and the barn owl are common to just about every part of North America. They are not as easy to see as the burrowing owls. I know there are great horned owls at the Desert Botanical Gardens and my backyard.
I did get a few pictures of the burrowing owl and some day a sketch, painting may appear.