Porcupine Records
Porcupine populations may be declining in California. We are interested in any porcupine sightings in California within the past 10 years. Porcupines are generally found in coniferous and mixed forested areas. Porcupines are slow-moving nocturnal herbivores that range from 2-3 ft long and are covered in quills. Porcupines spend most of their time in trees feeding and resting. This information will be used to initiate a study on trends in porcupine populations in and around Humboldt County. Thank you for your participation! If you have any questions about the study, please contact Nadia Sureda (PorcupinesCA@gmail.com) MSc student, University of Edinburgh. Tim Bean (bean@humboldt.edu), Assistant Professor of Wildlife at Humboldt State.
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Observer's Information
Observer's Email
Observer's Name *
Phone Number
Porcupine Sighting
What type of sighting are you reporting? *
How confident do you feel that this sighting was a porcupine? *
not very confident
very confident
Do you have photographs associated with your sighting?
If so, please e-mail them to PorcupinesCA@gmail.com; bean@humboldt.edu
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What was the date and time of the sighting? *
If you don't remember exact time, please use 6pm, midnight, 6am, or 12pm
Location of the sighting   *
Examples: 100 yds North of Echo Lake; mile marker 70 on Hwy 50
General habitat description  
Example: conifer mixed forest, side of highway, meadow.
Did you use a GPS to determine your location? *
If possible, please help us with a specific location for your sighting. You can look up geographic coordinates here: http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
Are these coordinates in UTM? *
Do you have any further information about your porcupine sighting you would like us to know?
Can I contact you if more information is needed? *
Have you previously submitted this sighting elsewhere (e.g., CSERC, UC Davis Roadkill)? *
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