Wildlife Sightings

Spot some local wildlife? Tell us about it!

Use the form below – including photos, if you have them – to let us know the date, time and location of your sighting (be it in the parks or in your own backyard), as well as what type of wildlife you spotted and the behavior you observed.

Your regular reports will help populate this page for the enjoyment of your community of fellow Nature lovers and the interests of our Natural Resource Management team. Thanks in advance!

Please note that while this form does collect your name and contact information, those items will not be posted with your sighting, only used in case we need to contact you for additional details.

Report Your Findings

Step 1 of 4 - Sighting Date & Time

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  • Great Blue Herons

    Date: Jan 07, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Location: ladue res

    Wildlife Seen: 2 Great Blue Heron

    Behavior Observed:

    Wading standing erect, one crouched down

  • Bluebird

    Date: Jan 09, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Location: Observatory Park

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bluebird

    Behavior Observed:

    Flitting and landing on a small tree on the trail.

  • Belted Kingfisher

    Date: Jan 10, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Location: The West Woods

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Belted Kingfisher

    Behavior Observed:

    Waiting along stream in tree branch above. Dove down head first into stream to catch a fish and flew off.

  • Great Blue Herons

    Date: Oct 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Location: Headwaters Park

    Wildlife Seen: 16 Great Blue Herons

    Behavior Observed:

    I saw about 16 herons gathered at East Branch. So beautiful!

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet

    Date: Nov 03, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Location: Orchard Hills Park

    Wildlife Seen: 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet

    Behavior Observed:

    One caught my eye flying around in the shrubs. The yellow stripe on the head really stood out. I have never identified this bird before.

  • Bald Eagle

    Date: Oct 04, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Location: Big Creek Park

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bald Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

    A Bald Eagle was flying low, close to the tree line, in a north/northeast pattern by the main entrance at Big Creek Park. The Bald Eagle appeared to be an adolescent.

  • Sandhill Crane

    Date: Oct 06, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Location: The Maple Highlands Trail

    Wildlife Seen: 10-15 Sandhill Crane

    Behavior Observed:

    Flying in a V formation in the Headwaters Park area…looked like they may have been heading south.

  • Northern Flickers

    Date: Oct 05, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Location: Orchard Hills Park

    Wildlife Seen: 2 Flickers

    Behavior Observed:

    On the harvest trail in the tree tops

  • Bluebirds

    Date: Oct 05, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Location: Orchard Hills Park

    Wildlife Seen: 4 Bluebirds

    Behavior Observed:

    Two were sitting on bluebird boxes. Two were in the branches of snags.

  • Kingfisher

    Date: Oct 05, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Location: Orchard Hills Park

    Wildlife Seen: Kingfisher 1

    Behavior Observed:

    Flying by the pond along the isolated edge