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For more information on wildlife viewing, please contact WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Found Injured Wildlife?

Contact a local
Wildlife Rehabilitator

 
For more information contact a WDFW Regional Office


 

We need you to submit wildlife observations to help keep common wildlife common and to help fill in the blank spaces for presence of rare and hard-to-document species or species of special public or agency concern. Join the many citizen scientists who collaborate and share observations on behalf of revealing a more complete picture of wildlife species presence, condition, movements and distribution patterns.

General Wildlife Observations Mobile App Available
Using this web map, interested parties can submit wildlife point observations to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Currently the application focuses on Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and State Monitored species.

Species Specific Reporting Tools

Elk

  • Highway 20 Elk Observations Mobile App Available
    Observations of Highway 20 Elk crossings (between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete, WA) will help identify where elk are most likely to cross and where elk-vehicle collisions occur. These web- or smartphone-based observations can be used in transportation and conservation plans to minimize collisions and resolve elk-land use conflicts.

  • Elk Hoof Disease / Deformation Reporting
    Sporadic reports of lame elk or elk with overgrown or missing hooves have been received in southwest Washington since the mid 1990’s. Reports of this “hoof disease” have been increasing and hunters have regularly seen and sometimes harvested an elk with this condition

Moose
Moose have been increasing in abundance and distribution within Washington for a few decades. We seek your assistance in helping us identify where moose have recently been documented.

Mountain Goats
WDFW and the US Forest Service are interested in better understanding the dynamics of mountain goat / human interactions, particularly on popular trails and camping areas.

Non-Native / Invasive Species
Invasive species, both plant and animal, pose a serious threat to the biological diversity of coastal waters the world over. With improvements in travel technology, the rate of introductions of nonnative species has increased dramatically.

Wolves
Wolves are returning to Washington. Learn about wolf conservation, management, natural history, Washington wolf packs, and how to report sightings.