Report Wildlife Observations
The RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife requests the public’s assistance in reporting observations of wildlife throughout the state. Observations from citizen scientists help our state biologists understand the distribution, abundance and health of our native wildlife.
To report your observation online, click the appropriate button below. If you expect to report observations frequently, we recommend downloading the FREE Survey123 app on your smartphone. You only need to download the app once. Click on the appropriate survey button below and select “open in the Survey123 Field App”, the application will automatically download and you can enter future observations from the application on your phone!
Report your sightings of frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and turtles to our State Herpetologist to provide information on the distribution of reptiles and amphibians in RI. Read our factsheet on how to submit data.Report Sighting
View collected observation data at www.dem.ri.gov/herpstorymap
July 1st–Aug 31st
Report your summer sightings of wild turkey hens, toms, and poults (chicks) to RIDEM biologists. Turkey brood observations help provide information for the reproductive success and health of turkeys in our state. Read our factsheet on how to submit data.Report Sighting
Songbird Mortality Report
An emerging illness is impacting a variety of songbirds in the eastern United States. There have been reports of sick and dying birds with vision problems, eye swelling (often with a crusty discharge), and neurological symptoms throughout the mid-Atlantic. There have been ZERO reported cases of this disorder in Rhode Island. The epicenter of this outbreak is in the greater Washington, D.C. area, but there is potential for the disease to spread. Common symptoms include discharge around the eye, head tremors and unstable walking. If you think you may have witnessed an event of this type, please use this form to report the incident to us.Report Observations