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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  • Juvenile Bald Eagle

    Date: Mar 22, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Location: My backyard/field on Stafford Road

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Juvenile Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

    Eating a dead groundhog

    Naturalist's Response

    Thanks for the sighting.

    Yes, eagles will eat carrion when they find it.

    Naturalist Denise Wolfe

  • Beaver

    Date: Mar 08, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Location: The Rookery

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Beaver

    Behavior Observed:

    Swimming to its lodge. Watched it circle one stump, then swim quickly to another near its lodge and dive down.

  • Sandhill Crane

    Date: Dec 31, 1969 at 12:10 pm

    Location: Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve

    Wildlife Seen: 3 Sandhill Crane

    Behavior Observed:

    In flight

  • Bald Eagles

    Date: Feb 21, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Location: Headwaters Park

    Wildlife Seen: 2 Eagles

    Behavior Observed:

    Nest with 2 Eagles. One in the nest and the other perched just outside and above. Observation from Buckeye Trail during 2/21/2021 morning hike. One of the eagles flew away from the nest heading north towards 322

  • Great Blue Herons

    Date: Jan 07, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Location: ladue res

    Wildlife Seen: 2 Great Blue Heron

    Behavior Observed:

    Wading standing erect, one crouched down

  • Bluebird

    Date: Jan 09, 2021 at 5:00 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 4:01 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 2:00 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 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.