Have you seen a coyote, a red fox, or a gray fox in NYC's five boroughs, Nassau, or Suffolk County? Please let us know! You can submit sightings of these animals via our citizen science effort, Gotham Canid Survey. The iNaturalist platform we are using allows easy entry of the location and uploading a picture of your sighting if you were able to take one.
Finding new places where these animals live is a very important part of our research, and while we can keep an eye on large greenspaces such as parks and nature preserves, it is impossible for us to look in every neighborhood, on every street corner, 24/7, across the City and Long Island.
Citizen sightings have helped us find new places where coyotes and fox live and have proven invaluable for our ongoing research. Our permanent page on this survey has info on identifying these species. Here is a direct link to the sightings survey for NYC and Long Island.