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NH Rabbit Reports

Main Project Information
Presented By NH Fish & Game and UNH Cooperative Extension
Goal Monitor rabbit species in New Hampshire
Task Share sightings and photos of rabbits in New Hampshire
Where New Hampshire, United States of America

NH Rabbit Reports (, a citizen science project sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, with support from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, is seeking participants to collect data, take photos, and report sightings of rabbits throughout New Hampshire. Anyone can participate, and rabbit sightings will help the NH Rabbit Reports team learn more about where rabbit species are located in the state.

New Hampshire is home to two species of rabbits, the eastern cottontail and the New England cottontail, as well as one species of hare, the snowshoe hare. NH Rabbit Reports sighting information will help researchers understand the distribution and potential abundance of these species in the Granite State. By understanding the relationship between the distributions of the two rabbit species, organizations and state agencies can make informed decisions about habitat management. This is vital for rabbit species, particularly for the New England cottontail, which is classified as a state-endangered species in New Hampshire.

How to Join

Anyone can participate using their smartphone or computer - no species identification skills are necessary! Sighting information can be submitted at

Special Skills No special skills required
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike, In the car, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At night, On a lunch break
Training Materials
Tags bunny, cottontail, cottontails, distribution, hare, new hampshire, nh rabbit reports, rabbit, rabbit reports, rabbits, rabbit species, wildlife, wildlife species
Project Updated 08/10/2018