Report a wildlife sighting

Please contact us immediately!

Rather than filling out this form, please contact us about this incident immediately, to ensure the safety of bears and visitors.

  • If you are in the park, please go to the nearest visitor center or ranger station.
  • If you are no longer in the park, please call us at 307-344-2162. Thanks for reporting this incident!

Bear Sighting Report

* denotes required field


 

Information About the Observer:

Information About the Bear's Location *:


 
 

Describe the bear:

Note: Please click on thumbnail images below and use these photos for identification.
You can also scroll down on this page to see a video about identifying bears.

 
 

Describe what you observed the bear doing:



 
 
 
 
 

Your Photos and Videos

Do you have photos or videos to share with us? If so, upload them here:

 

Rare Animal Sighting Report

Please report observations of reptiles, amphibians, uncommon or rarely-seen mammals, and unusual behavior or atypical locations of common animals. If you are uncertain about what species you saw, please visit the wildlife section of the park website.

* denotes required field


Information About the Observer:

Information About the Animal's Location *:


 
 

Describe the animal:

 
 

 
 
 
Track Measurements (if taken): Diagram displaying measurements for tracks (claw, pad width and length) and stride (demonstrated with bobcase trail)

Please include unit of measurement (inches, centimeters, feet, or meters)

Describe what you observed the animal doing:


 
 
 
 
 

Your Photos and Videos

Do you have photos or videos to share with us? If so, upload them here:

 

Raptor Sighting Report

* denotes required field
 


NOTE: Please only report if it was one of the above types of raptors, otherwise use the rare bird form.

Information About the Observer:

Information About the Raptor's Location:


 
 

Describe the raptor:


 

 
 
 

Your Photos and Videos

Do you have photos or videos to share with us? If so, upload them here:

 

Rare Bird Sighting Report

* denotes required field

Information About the Observer:

Information about the bird's Location:


 
 

Describe the bird(s):

How old was the bird(s)

 
 

What sex was the bird(s)


 

If possible, please include a description for EACH of the following sections.
(Please fill out the form from memory, not from a field guide.)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Your Photos and Videos

Do you have photos or videos to share with us? If so, upload them here:

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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