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Report River Otters

Enter your otter observations here

Provide as much or as little information as you have, we appreciate every observation

Observer Name:

Observer Email:

Date of Observation (MM/DD/YYYY):

Describe your otter experience (we welcome records from everyone!): select one

Biologist/Wildlife Professional
Biology/Natural Resources Student
Nature Nerd
New to Otters

 

Location

Enter one or more of the following: (at least one field required)

UTM Coordinate:

and/or

Description for mapping purposes (eg.: American River, on the downriver end of the island located immediately above River Bend Park):

or

Site ID (if known):

Describe the ecological setting (skip if Site ID is known):

General: select one
River, Creek, Pond, Lake/Reservoir,
Permanent Wetland, Seasonal Wetland, Irrigation Canal,
Rice Fields, Levee, Roadside, Upland Habitat,
Other

Disturbance level select one:
Secluded Natural Area, Visited Natural Area, Agricultural,
Semi-Developed, Urban

Habitat elements select all that apply:






What else we should know about the site?:


 

 

If you saw a river otter:

Confidence: select one
100% Certain 90% Certain
It probably was an otter
I don't know

Number and age of otters:
Adult (or unsure): # ; Pups: #
Pup size: select one
1/4 size 1/2 size 3/4 size adult size

Time of day: select one
dawn morning mid-day early evening dusk night

Otter behavior: select all that apply




Describe what you saw:

 

 

If you saw signs of river otters:

Confidence: select one
100% Certain 90% Certain
It probably was an otter
I don't know

Did you find otter scat?

Freshness & number:
# solid & moist , # solid & dry , # crumbled & dry

Items in scat: select all that apply


What was it on? select one
, , , , , , , , ,

Comments:

Did you find an otter latrine? select one

Approximate area: select one

Level of use: select one





Comments:

Did you find otter tracks? select one
Comments:

Did you find an otter slide or worn trail? select one

Was it associated with a latrine? select one

What did it go between? (eg.: Between a pond and a canal)>br />

Comments:

Did you find a dug-out bank? select one
Was it associated with other otter signs? select one
Was it beneath a tree? select one

What was dug out? (eg.: a levee, or a river bank)

Comments: