New York Nature Explorer


To continue building a comprehensive, up-to-date database of information on the locations of plant and animal species in New York State, we welcome your contributions. We encourage users to let us know of any new sightings, or of any errors or significant omissions in the data. Your comments will be very valuable in improving the quality of our databases for the benefit of all users.

If you have a question regarding rare animals, rare plants, or significant natural communities, please contact the

New York Natural Heritage Program
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4757

If you have new information on a rare animal or a rare plant, please fill out and send to us a Natural Heritage Species Reporting Form.

If you have a question regarding birds, reptiles, and amphibians, or regarding the 2nd NYS Breeding Bird Atlas or the NYS Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, please contact the

NYS DEC Bureau of Wildlife
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754