Project Noah

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

Join Project Noah Today
Project Noah iPhone and Android apps

Become a top spotter!

Grab a photograph of an interesting organism and share it with the community.

Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1
Help Image 1
Birds of the World

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

Help Image 2
Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Help Image 3
WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

Help Image 1
Mission WILD

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

Help Image 2
Flowers of North America

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

Help Image 3
Moths of the World

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

Help Image 1
Mushroom Mapping

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

Help Image 2
International Spider Survey

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

Help Image 3
Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

Help Image 1
The Color Red

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

Help Image 2
Global Flight

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

Help Image 3
Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Help Image 1
Nature in Yellow

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

Help Image 2
Flowers of Europe

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

Help Image 3
Captive Animals

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

Activity
Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Fluted bird's nest fungus spotted by Brian38 Washington, USA 10 minutes ago

Thousands of Fluted bird nest fused together to create a mosaic that only nature can produce. The size of this mosaic was about 130 cm diameter. The eggs or peridioles where still present in many of the nest.

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Cunningham's Skink favorited by Tania17 QLD, Australia 2 hours ago

Cunningham's skink is a large skink species native to southeastern Australia, and belongs to the family Scincidae. It can grow up to 30+ cms in length, as was the case with this specimen - definitely one of the largest I have seen. It has a distinctive keel on each scale which gives a slightly spiny appearance. Extremely variable in colour ranging from dark brown to black, with or without blotchy patches, speckles or narrow bands. It is often found in groups, as it is quite gregarious and lives in small family colonies that share a common territory. This territory is marked by a communal defecation site. Usually found around large rock outcrops, sheltering in crevices or under large slabs of rock. It is an opportunistic feeder and is omnivorous. Juveniles tend to be more carnivorous, feeding on insects, spiders, snails, worms and even other lizards, whereas the adults prefer soft plant material such as flowers, berries, fungi, leaves and shoots. I've also heard these skinks aren't above helping themselves to your lunch either. So cheeky!

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Virginia opossum favorited by Ava T-B NYC, New York, USA 3 hours ago

Nocturnal marsupial chowing down on garbage in the daytime.

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Spider commented on by Ava T-B San Diego, California, USA 3 hours ago

Thanks mauna Kunzah. I think you're right but at the moment I can't edit my spotting. I'll get back to it.

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Cunningham's Skink commented on by triggsturner QLD, Australia 3 hours ago

Couldn't agree more Neil. You always put great notes that make your spottings so enjoyable.

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Northern Flicker favorited by mauna Kunzah Kent, Washington, USA 3 hours ago

Northern Flickers are unusual among North American woodpeckers in that their general coloration is brown rather than black and white. Their backs are brown with black barring, and their chests and bellies are light tan with prominent clear black spots. Their tails are black, and they have white rumps. There is a broad, black band across the upper chest.

See more Press quote

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
See more Press quote

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
See more Press quote

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
See more Press quote

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
See more Press quote

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