Gopher tortoise

Help the FWC collect recordings of sightings of a particular species.


Alligator Nuisance Hotline

Report a complaint or concern about a nuisance alligator.

Bald Eagle Nest Locator

Locate FWC-documented bald eagle nesting territories.

Bat Mortality Reporting

Report any sightings of sick and dying bats.

Bear Sightings

Report Florida black bear sightings to the FWC.

Exotic Species Sightings External Website

Report sightings of nonnative animal and plant species.

Fish Kill Report

Report a fish kill, diseased fish or fish with other abnormalities.

Florida Shorebird Database

Submit and manage your observations of shorebirds and seabirds in Florida.

Fox Squirrel Sightings

The phase of collecting distribution data of fox squirrels is complete.

Gopher Tortoise App

Use this app to record the location of gopher tortoises you may see in your yard, neighborhood or crossing the road.

Gopher Tortoise – Injured or Dead

Please call the FWC if you happen to see an injured or dead gopher tortoise.

Horseshoe Crab Nesting Activity

Report observations of horseshoe crab mating activities.

Largemouth Bass - TrophyCatch External Website

Catch, document and release largemouth bass over eight pounds. This incentive-based conservation program helps biologists evaluate and enhance trophy bass fisheries.

Lionfish Reporting

Report lionfish sightings or harvest via our Report Florida Lionfish app or webpage.

Manatees – Tagged, Injured, Sick or Dead

Notify the FWC if you see a sick, injured, dead or tagged manatee.

Mink Sightings

Report mink sightings in Florida.

Northern Bobwhite Quail Sightings

Report Northern Bobwhite quail sightings

Panther Sightings

Report Florida panther sightings.

Rare Bird Registry

Help report Florida's rare upland birds.

Rare Snakes Registry

Help report Florida’s rare upland snakes.

Right Whale Sightings

What to do if you see a North Atlantic right whale.

Sea Turtle – Injured or Dead

Find out who to call if you find a dead, sick or injured sea turtle.

Smalltooth Sawfish

Report if you see or catch a sawfish while fishing or near the water.

Waterway Markers

Submit a report of missing or damaged signs or buoys (markers).

Whooping Crane Sightings

Find out how to report sightings of whooping cranes in Florida.

Wild Bird Die-Offs

Help FWC monitor wild bird populations in Florida by reporting sightings of dead birds.

Wildlife Assistance/Nuisance Wildlife

Resources for reporting sightings of nuisance wildlife in Florida, such as snakes, bears and rabid animals.

Wood Stork Nesting Colony Sightings

Report sightings of wood stork colonies.


FWC Facts:
A catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, more than any other animal.

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