We will review the information you share and evaluate for inclusion into the official provincial record. This information is used by a wide variety of agencies and researchers to study, protect, and plan for Ontario’s natural heritage.
The NHIC collects all observations of species of conservation concern, however, please note that some locations have more significance to the conservation of species than others (for example, a Golden Eagle nesting site is more significant than a Golden Eagle passing overhead). As a result, some submissions may not appear in our online data or be loaded to our database.
For alternative ways to report sightings (for example, to submit multiple sightings), and to learn how the information you submit will be used, please visit the NHIC rare species reporting webpage.
If you have any questions about using this form or if you have any accommodation needs, please email us at: NHICrequests@ontario.ca.
This survey should take around 5 minutes to complete.
If there is no photo to share, please describe how you identified the species from other similar looking species. Without a photo or a description, we may not be able to verify the observation.