Help us learn about coyotes in Portland by reporting your coyote sightings!
Explore our interactive sightings maps by clicking below
Become a citizen scientist by reporting urban coyote sightings in the Portland metropolitan area.
What is citizen science?
Citizen science is a method of data collection in which researchers and community members work together to collect and compile data.
For the Portland Urban Coyote Project, we are counting on community members to report coyote sightings from across the Portland metropolitan area. We will then compile the data and try to answer scientific questions like "Where do coyotes live in cities?" and "How many coyotes live in Portland?"
Your observations are the most important part of this project! The involvement of the community is crucial to the development of our knowledge about coyotes in the city.
Report a sighting by clicking the button above and become a citizen scientist!
This project is a partnership between the Audubon Society of Portland and the Geography Department at Portland State University.