The Connecticut Bobcat Project Connecticut, DEEP Wildlife Division, has an ongoing bobcat project to determine habitat use for bobcats within the state of Connecticut. In addition, data from the project will be used to determine the abundance and population range of bobcats in the state.
This is where you all come in! We cannot be everywhere in the state, so getting information on where people are observing bobcats would be extremely helpful in our effort to determine abundance and range.
Observations can be live sightings, roadkill or deceased, or signs and tracks of bobcats. When reporting an observation, please provide: a date of when the sighting took place, the town, the number of individuals observed, and whether any individuals had ear tags or a collar. If reporting on the computer, make sure to mark on the map in the general area where the sighting occurred.
We are excited for this project to get underway and for you all to be a part of it! Thank you for the help!
For more information on this project, and to report a bobcat sighting, please go to www.inaturalist.org/projects/ct-bobcat-project
Bobcat photo taken by Dave Jones at Great Mountain Forest