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


 

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

Wildlife Observation Reporting Tools

Species of Concern
Report wildlife that are a priority for WDFW to improve our understanding of the distribution and range of these species. Priority observations include Washington Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and WA State Species of Concern. You can help by reporting any wildlife observations, especially those species that are concern for conservation. Learn more more about species reporting.

Wildlife Health
WDFW seeks to understand and respond to the diseases that affect the health of wildlife of our state. You can help by reporting sick, injured or dead wildlife. Learn more about Washington wildlife health issues.

Bats
White-nose syndrome (WNS)is a deadly disease that was recently confirmed in Washington state bats. We are asking you to report sick/dead bats and groups of bats you find. Learn more about bats and WNS.

Freshwater Mussel Observations
WDFW is interested in collecting information about the distribution and abundance of freshwater mussel species throughout the state. If you spend time in lakes or rivers where freshwater mussels may be present, your report can help provide information about the extent of freshwater mussels in the state.

Elk Hoof Disease
WDFW seeks to understand and respond to the diseases that affect the health of elk in our state. You can help by reporting Limping Elk or Dead Elk with Hoof Deformities. Find out more about Elk Hoof Disease.

Moose
Moose have been increasing in abundance and distribution within Washington for a few decades. If you spend time in undeveloped areas where moose may occur (especially in Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, and Spokane counties), between September 1 and November 30, you can help by reporting your moose and effort (hours you spend afield) information.

Mountain Goat Encounters
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. You can help by reporting mountain goat encounters. Learn more about Mountain Goats.

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. You can help by reporting Non-Native / Invasive Species at: the Washington Invasive Species Council website.

Wolves
Wolves are returning to Washington. You can help by reporting wolves. Learn more about wolf conservation, management, natural history, wolf sightings and wolf packs.