iNaturalist Research Grade Observations (iNat)

From hikers to hunters, birders to beach-combers, the world is filled with naturalists, and many of us record what we find. What if all those observations could be shared online? You might discover someone who finds beautiful wildflowers at your favorite birding spot, or learn about the birds you see on the way to work. If enough people recorded their observations, it would be like a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity, and that anyone could use to learn more about nature.
Contact: Ken-ichi Ueda (help@inaturalist.org)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 April 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: © held by the observer (listed as 'Collector') at iNaturalist.org, with some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Collection Statistics
  • 187,311 occurrence
  • 186,743 (100%) georeferenced
  • 175,971 (94%) with images
  • 181,180 (97%) identified to species
  • 320 families
  • 1,335 genera
  • 5,871 species
  • 6,032 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics