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.
Contacts: Ken-ichi Ueda,
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 June 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: © held by the observer (listed as 'Collector') at, with some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Collection Statistics
  • 1,183,644 specimen records
  • 1,180,637 (100%) georeferenced
  • 175,971 (15%) with images (347,321 total images)
  • 1,157,322 (98%) identified to species
  • 393 families
  • 2,199 genera
  • 11,624 species
  • 11,660 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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