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Rangers are the backbone of Project Noah and keep our community thriving. They generously volunteer their time to welcome new users, help identify species, and support our mission to bring awareness to biodiversity. Rangers are selected based on their knowledge and contributions to the community and receive a special Rangers patch. If you think you have what it takes to be a Ranger or would like to nominate someone, please email us at

Tamar Beecher

Artist, Naturalist, Veterinary Assistant, Wife, Cancer Survivor, Project Noah Ranger. I love "bugs"! I help with ID of organisms, especially Eastern North America. I am also available to help teachers with their classrooms on Project Noah.

Cindy Bingham Keiser

I'm a lifelong nature nerd that lives in North San Diego County of California. I'm a Naturalist, Docent, volunteer Park Ranger and volunteer for the San Diego Tracking Team. I love learning new things from the PN community and sharing my love of nature. I focus on identification and helping others to have complete spottings.

Maria de Bruyn

Even as a child, I enjoyed taking photos of wildlife and for most of my adult life, I took photos of animals and plants when I visited nature parks/reserves. It was only from 2011 onwards, however, that I really became a wildlife photographer with inspiration from Project Noah. My philosophy for nature photography is explained here. I enjoy welcoming members to Project Noah and suggesting IDs for birds and mammals. I also write nature blogs (for Project Noah and privately).

Zlatan Celebic

I am an agronomist by training, and nature and wildlife enthusiast by heart. My passion and first choice are birds, but am also interested in wild flowers - since recently, I’ve found a great interest in discovering, exploring and learning about the edible and medicinal wild plants. I work in the field of international aid and cooperation, and have a chance to travel a lot, learn about and snap pics of wildlife in very different environments and habitats.

Sukanya Datta

Even as a child I was fascinated by nature. Easiest way to make me eat was to distract me by showing me a hopping frog or a bird. Went on to study the ill effects of pesticides on non-target animals. Post PhD in Zoology joined as a Scientist and Science Communicator. Entered the world of publishing and wrote books. Evolved to become a Science-fiction author. Love wildlife. Here to marvel at all the wonderful creatures with whom we share the planet. I particularly like to find IDs of animals I have never seen before and help the spotter complete the spotting.

Dan Doucette

I'm from Niagara Falls (ON) and have been working a seasonal career in Horticulture for over 20 years. I love to see exotic flora and fauna in its native habitat and I have been traveling all over the world to accomplish this. I've been to all 7 continents and over 50 countries. I'm interested in all wildlife but I'm particularly passionate about macro photography. My favourite subjects are wild orchids, insects and plants. I've been a Noah Ranger since 2011 and I've contributed thousands of spottings and identifications to Project Noah. I also try to help new users navigate the platform and help with ID anytime I can.

Scott Frazier

Former wildlife biologist (first wildlife 'gig' with US Peace Corps in PNG) and lifelong lover of nature in ALL its forms. Main areas of specialization: crocodiles of New Guinea and Indonesia, wetlands worldwide and nature information management. Happily joined Project Noah and proudly became a ranger in 2011. Love to research spottings to help identify species, encourage users to fully complete spottings, and answer queries and offer website advice to (prospective) community members.

Antonio Ginja Ginja

Ceramic artist by profession that always loved wildlife. I'm fascinated by the world of fungi. On Project Noah I enjoy welcoming new users and helping to keep the feed active with the appropriate content.

Jacob Gorneau

Entomology undergraduate with a passion for arthropod diversity and evolution. I have been a member of Project Noah since 2012 and continue to work as a liaison between Project Noah and National Moth Week, a global citizen science project that Project Noah is a partner of. I thoroughly enjoy identifying finds made by our members all over the world, and sharing my discoveries on the site.

Aaron Goodwin

I'm a zookeeper who enjoys being outside, exploring the natural world. While I adore all living things, I specialize in amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. I love helping people identify the organisms they have found and Project Noah is a wonderful platform for learning new things.

Dominik Hofer

Naturalist and nature photographer with main interest in butterflies and moths and other arthropods around the globe. My favorite area are the rainforests of Central and South America and South East Asia. Identification of organisms is my passion. Looking for a name is like diving into nature, learning a lot about behaviour and habitats.

Carolina Holguin

Photographer, social media manager, NATURE LOVER. Project Noah Ranger.


Retired teacher passionate about nature. Interested in marine biodiversity.

Martin Lagerwey

I studied biology specializing in ecology and taxonomy. I bred butterflies and phasmids and conducted education programmes for schools. I was a generalist but an now an amateur specialist in the Australian genera in Paropsini, Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera.

Satyen Mehta

I am a businessman based in India. I am a nature lover and am into macro and bird photography. Active on PN since 2011.

Sergio Monteiro

I am a former history teacher, and I started photographing the nature of my country in 2011. Soon after, I joined the PN, where I was able to share them with people from all over the world. I think that my role as a Ranger is to support and encourage newcomers, so that they also feel like an important part of our community.

Masumi Palhof

I grew up spending most of my time outside playing in the forest. Not much changed as I grew up. Originally from Florida, but I currently live in Kodiak, Alaska. I am a web developer and a copywriter by trade, but I spend much of my free time outside hiking, foraging, and taking photos. I'm a strong believer that education never ends, and love learning from other PN users and helping with IDs whenever I can.

Lisa Powers

A PN Community member since August 2011, my favorite PN activity is sharing my love for nature through my photographs and experiences. I am a field biologist by training with a love for all of nature but special training in herpetology (reptiles and amphibians). Recent years have found me exploring/learning inverts, especially moths. I am an experienced writer and love sharing posts, articles and blogs about nature.

Daniele Pralong

A biologist curious about all forms and facets of life, I hold a Bachelor in Natural Sciences and a PhD in cell biology. My fields of interest include amphibians, mammals, plants, lepidopterans, ecology, behavior and neuroscience. A ranger since 2011, I am here to help users and the public learn about the natural world.

Leuba Ridgway

I majored in Zoology many years ago but did not work in the field, going on to qualify as a speech therapist and later a sonographer. Fascination with the Australian natural history brought me to this country in 1989. After retirement I discovered PN and had the opportunity to pursue my interest in biological sciences. I owe a great deal to the project, the rangers, the experts, the friendships and my husband Mark for enriching my life with the wonders of the natural world.

Mark Ridgway

Started in physics and engineering, built racing yachts for many years, then did a couple of decades as systems architect for a large Australian bank. Since retirement (and thanks to Leuba) I have discovered biology and feel privileged that so many experts are willing to share their knowledge here. Here to promote the fun of learning.

Eulalia Rubio

My sister Isabella and I are working hard to spread the marine species of our Mar Menor, a coastal salt lagoon in Spain next to the Mediterranean Sea. With our action we intend to make this enclave known to take care of and preserve some of the factors that threaten its future such as urbanism, spills, motor sports ...

Brian Shaw

I've always had a passion for observing and learning about wildlife and nature. While growing up in southern Arkansas my weekends were often filled with helping in raising gardens, crops, and honey bees on a large farm. My real love though was exploring the swamps, bayous, and stream/river systems there. Now I live in western Washington, where I have worked in the land survey profession for over 34 years and have been fortunate to have worked on numerous nature-related projects, including wetland delineation and mitigation as well as salmon stream restoration. Since joining Project Noah in 2017, I have photographed and documented (as spottings on PN) over 100 different lichen species.

Luis Stevens

Project Noah Ranger with over 5,000 spottings. From Mexico. Started just as nature lover and now I do a lot of nature photography.

Kunzah Syed

I am a physician based in New York City with a lifelong appreciation of science, photography and wildlife. I’ve been a Project Noah member since 2012 and enjoy helping others identify organisms and learn about wildlife. One of my life goals is to visit every National Park in the United States and post a spotting from each one.

Ava Torre-Bueno

I'm a back yard "naturalist." I mostly notice and take pictures of the creatures and plants in my own home town. As a Ranger, I try to help with identification, with welcoming people to the site, and with admiring everyone's lovely photography. I'm not much help on the technical aspects of the site however.

Atul Vartak

I am a dentist by profession and am fascinated by the natural world. I specialise in macro photography and capture everything that nature offers me unseen to the naked eye. I am into spider research since the last couple of years and have recently described a new specie of a spiny theridiid ...Meotipa sahyadri from the western ghats. I am a Project Noah member since 2011 and help with identifications of Indian Birds and Arachnids.

Stian Waaler

I'm from Norway working as a security guard on a shopping mall. I use most of my spare time outside hiking, skiing, fishing and taking pictures and spends a lot of time with my 4 year old boy. I do take pictures of any thing i can find that's interesting, but mostly birds.


I am a missionary with 34 years and counting among the villages deep in the Amazon jungle. My lifelong interest in all things living has allowed me to work hand-in-hand with “The Vivarium” in Quito in the identification and classification of all Herpetofauna, having handled over 5,200 snakes in 80+ species. After snakes my “specialties” would be, in order, Amazonian mammals, birds and finally insects. I’m trying to learn flora, including fungi, a new and challenging field for me. This photograph is myself with a 3+ meter Mussurana (Clelia clelia Clelia).

Malcolm Wilton-Jones

Retired Avionics engineer, Glider pilot, world traveller and photographer in search of wildlife and steam trains wherever I visit. I have also driven trains, ships and aircraft on many occasions in scheduled passenger service, often as a by-product of my work. I am a Project Noah Ranger and a member of the support team, with a fair knowledge of birds from many parts of the world but particularly Europe and Asia, having lived in England, Singapore and Spain.

Ashley Wahlberg

I am a life-long Texan with a big passion for wildlife! I have a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology and a master's degree in biology studying reptile and amphibian communities. I am currently teaching biology at a college in east Texas where I try to pass on my love for nature to my students. I am most passionate about amphibians, birds, spiders, and reptiles, but I pride myself in being a well-rounded naturalist as best I can be. I love to travel and see new critters as often as possible!

Chun Xing Wong

Creating public love towards wildlife especially those underappreciated little ones is my job. I do wildlife conservation work with an NGO (1StopBorneo Wildlife) here in Borneo to bring awareness about the local wildlife. You can learn more about Bornean wildlife from my spotting page. I have a special interest in insects and arachnids so I will also try to identify these spottings if you have them.

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