Citizen Science Projects

The HERP Project likes these Citizen Science Projects!

National Projects

Firefly Watch

Project based at Boston Museum of Science.

The Orianne Society

Citizen science involving spotted salamanders.

Frog Watch USA

Learn about wetlands and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads.

Project BudBurst 

Provides the first leafing, first flower and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses in your area.

Open Dinosaur Project

Help create an online database of dinosaur limb bone measurements used to investigate questions of dinosaur evolution.

Great Backyard Birdcount

A program to identify and count birds where they live over four days in mid-February.

Project FeederWatch

Put up a bird feeder, watch the birds that use it and report your sightings online.


Report bird sightings to help create an online globally accessible database showing bird distribution and abundance.

Galaxy Zoo

Global program for armchair astronomers to sort and classify a million different images of galaxies according to shape

Citizen Science Projects in North Carolina

To see the Braggs’ barred owl video, visit

All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory

Collect fungi, butterflies, insects and more, then help catalog them to create an index of the biological diversity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Plant Stalkers

Starting in May, track invasive plants along the Eno River near Durham.

Fish Reports. N.C. Sea Grant Extension Program is testing a program using text messages to report numbers and types of fish caught and released by sports anglers. Contact: Scott Baker,

Other Related Projects that The HERP Project likes!

Green salamander profile/research

Bog Turtle

Sea Turtles

NCWRC Diversity project contacts

NCPARC breakout minutes