Conserve Wildlife: Observations of rare species wanted!
Observations of Special Concern species, such as this Eastern Box Turtle, may be reported to the NJ Endangered Species Program.
Photo Credit: Mike Davenport
Many birdwatchers, or nature enthusiasts of other species groups such as reptiles or butterflies, share their encounters with rare species on websites or bulletin boards. In addition, several organizations, such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology or NJ Audubon, recruit “citizen scientists” who collect species observation data and submit that data electronically via websites such as eBird.