How to help - report sightings

Report sightings

Scottish wildcats are elusive creatures and difficult to research so any sightings provide valuable information about their current distribution. Although prolonged encounters with wildcats are rare, if you do see what you think is a wildcat, please make a note of the following:

If you’re not completely sure what a pure-bred Scottish wildcat looks like, download this pdf which provides valuable visual identification guidance.

Where to report sightings

Please submit the form below and include as much information as possible. Thank you for your help.

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Your details (required)
Your Name *
Email *
if you are happy for us to contact you to discuss your sighting
About your sighting

Location (zoom in then click to set location). Click until you are happy with the location.

Location and description of habitat

Date and time of day
What was the cat doing?
Describe the animal - what in particular made you think it was a wildcat (as opposed to a tabby feral cat or hybrid)
Any additional circumstances surrounding the sighting
Attach a photo (JPEG, Max 2MB)