Citizen Science ProjectChesapeake Bay Otter Alliance

Get Involved

Have you seen otters in your area? Fill out our survey below!

Our research team can’t be everywhere at once so we want to engage with volunteers and communities to help map and learn about river otters. Please fill out the survey below if you've seen evidence or sightings of river otters in your area! If you are unsure, view our field guide to see examples of scat and footprints that otters leave behind. Thank you for your help!

If you have any questions about the survey, please reach out to SERCOutreach@si.edu.

Our list is constantly growing and we are always looking for new partners!

Our alliance includes experts in mammalogy, parasite and disease ecology, fisheries and estuarine ecology, veterinary medicine, animal behavior, education, and citizen science from SERC, the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Montgomery College, the Anacostia Watershed Society, and private citizens. Our list is constantly growing and we are always looking for new partners! If you are interested in joining our alliance, please email Katrina Lohan at lohank@si.edu