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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  • Golden-crowned Kinglet

    Date: Nov 03, 2020 at 4:15 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 6:00 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 9:30 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 2:10 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 2:10 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 1:53 pm

    Location: Orchard Hills Park

    Wildlife Seen: Kingfisher 1

    Behavior Observed:

    Flying by the pond along the isolated edge

  • Mallard Ducks

    Date: Oct 05, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Location: Orchard Hills Park

    Wildlife Seen: Mallards 5

    Behavior Observed:

    On the pond

  • Cross-line Wave Moth

    Date: Aug 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Location: Mulberry woods road

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Cross-line Wave Moth

    Behavior Observed:

    Sitting on wall

  • Leucistic Hawk

    Date: Aug 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Location: Orchard Hills Park

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Leucistic Hawk

    Behavior Observed:

    Flying the perimeter

  • Bald Eagles

    Date: Dec 31, 1969 at

    Location: Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve

    Wildlife Seen: 2 Bald eagles

    Behavior Observed:

    While we were walking around the lake, two bald eagles were spotted flying in circles over the lake. We spotted the same two eagles several times during our walk around the lake. Beautiful underbellies very different from hawks or vultures. Tried to get some photos from my phone, but no luck.

    Naturalist's Response

    Thanks for the sighting. It never grows old to see these marvelous and majestic birds soaring overhead.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Denise Wolfe, naturalist