Welcome to the Maine Audubon Wildlife Road Watch

The Maine Audubon Wildlife Road Watch is a web-based map and database designed to record your observations of road-side and road-killed wildlife.

Information about where wildlife attempt to cross roads, what animals are involved, on what kinds of roads are collisions frequent, and other data can help inform policy, management, and financial investment in reducing road-kill and habitat fragmentation. Maine Audubon scientists will use the data to improve our collective understanding of where wildlife attempt to cross roads and what we can do to reduce road-kill and increase safety for people and wildlife.

Click here to learn about the 3 ways you can participate.

Start contributing your own observations:

  1. Create an account to get started.
  2. Add observations by sharing what you saw, pinpointing its location on the map, and even uploading your photos (if you took any).
  3. Then review your observation markers, and see where other citizen scientists are finding road-side wildlife, by browsing our online wildlife observations map.

Maine Sunday Telegram Article "Tracking wildlife roadkill in Maine offers a path to saving lives"

The Maine Sunday Telegram featured the great work of the Wildlife Road Watch citizen scientist volunteers! If you missed it this past Sunday, check it out at: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/05/29/tracking-wildlife-roadkill-in-main...

Wildlife Road Watch Report 2015

I am excited to share with you the results of Maine Audubon's Wildlife Road Watch from 2010-2014. Because of the participation of many volunteers in this important citizen science project, we were able to identify specific locations along roads where wildlife road-crossing attempts frequently occur. Click this link for the report and interactive online map of the results: http://maineaudubon.org/wildlife-habitat/wildlife-road-watch/

Cool New Culvert with Wildlife Passage in Arrowsic, Maine

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Arrowsic Conservation Commission partnered with enthusiastic local citizens to replace the Sewall Pond outlet culvert with an enhanced fish and wildlife passage culvert. Inspiring story of what a motivated group of volunteers can do for wildlife in their backyard. Take a look at their video: http://kennebecestuary.org/the-cool-little-culvert

Mashable.com picks Maine Audubon Wildlife Road Watch as top citizen science project

The news site Mashable.com picked the Maine and California systems as being among the top citizen science projects in the country with which to get involved. Thanks to all of your volunteer efforts, wildlife observations are staying on the social media radar screen as something important to think about and do. Congratulations!

2014 Endangered Species Road Watch

Want to do something that is both good for you and good for Maine’s wildlife? Maine Audubon is recruiting volunteers to take part in a special survey for endangered species along roads in southern Maine. Walk a one-mile survey stretch in spring and summer, look for wildlife, and help endangered species.

**The training session for Sunday, April 13at the Wells Reserve has been cancelled.**


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