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 ...

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Gouldian Finch favorited by Felix Fleck Northern Territory, Australia 8 minutes ago

Also known as Lady Gouldian Finch or Rainbow Finch. This little bird is certainly one of the most beautiful finches. It comes in three main colour morphs in the wild. The Males all have a purple chest, bright yellow breast and white vent. The backs are grass green with a turquoise rump. The back of the neck is bright emerald green and the nape is also turquoise extending in a thin band around the throat. Where the colour morphs show is in the face colour. The most common being black, then red and occasionally a yellow face (shows as light orange). The tail is black with two longer filaments. The females are similar to the males but less bright in colouration.

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Meadow fritillary spotted by Zlatan Celebic Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island an hour ago

Small (some 4 cm wingspan), predominantly orange butterfly with white borders and black pattern. Very similar looking to Grison fritillary, I decided on Meadow, and i don't really know why... (however I'm still not sure about that...)

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Thread-waisted Wasps (with prey) favorited by Zlatan Celebic Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA an hour ago

This wasp will take the caterpillar back to its nest to feed the larvae. In the video you will see the wasp sting and paralyze the caterpillar, observe it - to make sure it is subdued, then carry it off towards its nest.

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Unknown spotting suggestion by Zlatan Celebic Chevrier, Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island an hour ago

Common name: Hawthorn
Scientific name: Crataegus monogyna
Wikipedia: Crataegus - Wikipedia

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Dark Phase) commented on by WilliamsFamily Kansas, USA 2 hours ago

Hey actually I was thinking about that, so thank you, changes made!

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Tachinid Fly spotted by LaurenZarate Alaska, USA 2 hours ago

A dark winged Tachinid fly feeding on a composite flower. About 1 cm in length. These flies are parasitic as larvae in other insects. Family Tachinidae.

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.

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.

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.

See more Press quote


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.

With support from National Geographic