Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Flowers of Europe

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Black Redstart; Colirrojo tizón spotted by arlanda Asturias, Spain 34 minutes ago

13–14.5 cm long passerine. The adult male is overall dark grey to black on the upperparts and with a black breast; the lower rump and tail are orange-red, with the two central tail feathers dark red-brown. The belly and undertail are blackish-grey; the wings are blackish-grey with pale fringes on the secondaries forming a whitish panel. The female is grey overall except for the orange-red lower rump and tail. It is a bird of rocky slopes with scree and crags, or deep gorges, the Black Redstart also readily occupies towns and villages with older buildings that offer holes in which to nest and rough or waste ground where it can feed. In winter, a few use quarries and rocky coves along the coast, but most prefer rough ground, from new building sites to derelict land with brick and concrete rubble.

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Dunnock; Acentor Común spotted by arlanda Asturias, Spain 40 minutes ago

The dunnock typically measures 13.5–14 cm in length. It possesses a streaked back, somewhat resembling a small house sparrow. Like that species, the dunnock has a drab appearance in order to avoid predation. It is brownish underneath, and has a fine pointed bill. Adults have a grey head, and both sexes are similarly coloured. It forages on ground, often in or around bushes, close to cover; picks up small insects and seeds. Easily overlooked, it is widely distributed in a great variety of places. Its sharp calls and fast, high-pitched but slightly “flat” song call attention to it. If disturbed, it generally flies at near ground-level into the nearest thick bush.

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Stonechat; Tarabilla Común favorited by DanielePralong Asturias, Spain 48 minutes ago

Juvenile. S. Rubicola is a small, chunky, and upright bird with blackish head and throat. The tail is short and blackish. It has black streaks on brown back (back duller in winter). It shows a white patch on both sides of the neck. The breast is rust-red with paler belly. Slim black legs. The female has brown upperparts and head, and no white neck patches, rump or belly, these areas being streaked dark brown on paler brown, the only white being the scapular patch on the wings and even this often being buffy-white. The Stonechat often perches on the tops of bushes or on overhead wires in otherwise rather open places. The nest is a grassy cup, lined with hair and feathers, often in dense grass with entrance tunnel; 5 or 6 eggs; 2 broods; May–July. It drops to ground to pick up insects, spiders,worms, and some seeds; catches some insects in flight, returning to eat them on a perch.

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Stonechat; Tarabilla Común spotted by arlanda Asturias, Spain 49 minutes ago

Juvenile. S. Rubicola is a small, chunky, and upright bird with blackish head and throat. The tail is short and blackish. It has black streaks on brown back (back duller in winter). It shows a white patch on both sides of the neck. The breast is rust-red with paler belly. Slim black legs. The female has brown upperparts and head, and no white neck patches, rump or belly, these areas being streaked dark brown on paler brown, the only white being the scapular patch on the wings and even this often being buffy-white. The Stonechat often perches on the tops of bushes or on overhead wires in otherwise rather open places. The nest is a grassy cup, lined with hair and feathers, often in dense grass with entrance tunnel; 5 or 6 eggs; 2 broods; May–July. It drops to ground to pick up insects, spiders,worms, and some seeds; catches some insects in flight, returning to eat them on a perch.

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Unknown spotting commented on by SukanyaDatta Texas, USA an hour ago

Bagworm case...lovely shot.

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Unknown spotting commented on by SukanyaDatta Sikkim, India an hour ago

To my eyes it looks like Orchard Spider. Maybe Leucauge sp,.

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucauge) http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/sho..., I am no expert...and may be wrong.
The first photograph is exceptionally clear should be good for an ID by an expert. Good Luck

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Mapping Nature on Your Smartphone

For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.

WSJ
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What kind of beetle? This app knows

Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.

CNN
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Designing ecosystems for talent development

Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.

The Economist
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A smart way to save wildlife

A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.

BBC
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Dial-a-Class

New mobile applications include a tool called NOAH that lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.

NY TIMES
With support from National Geographic