Box Turtle Partnership of Texas - Report a Box Turtle Sighting

Thank you for taking the time to report your Texas sighting of a Box Turtle seen in the field. Your information will be used to further the conservation of these traditional Texans. Your information will be forwarded to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). When you find a box turtle in the wild, please do not collect it and do not transport it to another location unless absolutely necessary. Please record the following information and include a photograph if available.

More information about box turtles is available.
Eastern Box Turtle / Three Toed Box Turtle:
TPWD website.
Eastern - GCTTS website.
Three Toed - GCTTS website.
Ornate Box Turtle / Desert Box Turtle:
TPWD website.
Ornate - GCTTS website.

Please fill in the following information and then click the Submit button at the end of the form.


Box Turtle Sighting Report Form

Please complete one form for each box turtle sighted.
Name: Affiliation:
Address: City: State: Zip:
Phone: E-mail:

Date: Time:
Species: Eastern or Three Toed Box Turtle
Ornate Box Turtle
Status: Dead Alive
Size - maximum plastron (lower shell) length): in. mm.
Sex (see Information for characteristics): Male Female Unknown
Location: County:
Site (particular WMA, county road, etc):
Distance & direction from nearest town:
Latitude / Longitude:
Temperature: F C
Rainfall amount during previous 24 hours: in. mm.
Habitat where turtle was found (select one):
native grassland improved grassland
mixed grass/shrubs predominantly shrubland
deciduous woodland/forest evergreen woodland/forest
desert shrub agricultural land
paved road unpaved road
other:
Dominant habitat in surrounding area (select up to three):
native grassland improved grassland
mixed grass/shrubs predominantly shrubland
deciduous woodland/forest evergreen woodland/forest
desert shrub agricultural land
other:
Dominant land use in surrounding area (select one):
residential ranching
agriculture timber production
park land/preserve not in current use
other:
Other notes:


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